The Health Protection Surveillance Centre was informed of 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland – 29 males and 40 females – on Tuesday, March 17th.
- 48 associated with the east of the country;
- 13 associated with the south;
- 5 associated with the north/west;
- 3 associated with the west.
At the time of writing, there are now 292 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland with 2 deaths related to the virus.
“Protection from coronavirus, it’s in our hands.”
The HSE has issued a few simple steps that anyone can take to help slow the virus down:
- Wash your hands more often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water;
- If you sneeze or cough, use a tissue or cover your mouth with your elbow. Then bin the tissue and wash your hands;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keep surfaces clean;
- Distance yourself at least 2 metres, or 6 feet, away from people, especially those who might be unwell;
- Stop shaking hands or hugging when saying hello or greeting other people.
For updated factual advice go to HSE.ie, or call: 1850 24 1850.