DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish Health Protection Surveillance Centre has disclosed that 3 people have died of the coronavirus disease Covid-19.
Then three new fatalities announced on Thursday night take the national tally for Ireland to 1,797.
324 new cases have taken the number of cases to 33,994.
167 cases, just over 50% have been recorded in Dublin.
Forty-two cases were reported in Donegal, 34 in Cork, thirteen in Monahan, 12 in Kildare, eight in Cavan, 6 apiece in Limerick, Meath, and Roscommon and five in Wicklow - with the remaining 25 cases in eleven counties.
"Public health doctors are coming across more cases arising from people who are close contacts of confirmed cases and are not restricting the movements," Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said Thursday night.
"Remember that COVID-19 is highly contagious and you can be infectious without symptoms. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case please follow the guidelines on hse.ie and restrict your movements for 14 days do not go to school or work, do not have visitors to your home, do not go to the shop or pharmacy unless it is absolutely necessary," he added.
"Please avail of a test when it is offered. Last week 1 in 10 close contacts who had a test were found to be positive many of them had no symptoms," Dr Glynn said.