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Coronavirus: 13 More Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:13 23 May 2020


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There have been 13 more coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland.

Latest figures show 76 new confirmed cases of the virus.

There have now been a total 1,604 COVID-19 related deaths and 24,582 confirmed cases here.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,830 (48% of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,420 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,387 cases (6%).

It comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there's no change to the social distancing restrictions for COVID-19.

It's understood 'robust' discussions were held at Cabinet yesterday about changing the advice from two metres to one to help the hospitality sector.

Current World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines state keeping a one metre distance from each other is sufficient.

The WHO says: "Maintain at least one metre (three feet) distance between yourself and others."

However guidance from the Health Service Executive (HSE) say a space of two metres (6.5 feet) should be kept between people.

But Mr Varadkar confirmed earlier that there is no change to the advice to maintain a physical distance of two metres.

He said public health advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) stands.


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