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Coronavirus: Four More Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:11 24 May 2020


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The latest figures on COVID-19 show there have been four further deaths in Ireland.

There have also been 57 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 24,639 confirmed cases.

There have now been a total 1,608 coronavirus-related deaths here.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,873 (48% of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,428 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,392 cases (6%).

It comes amid debate over social distancing regulations.

The head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Paul Reid has said any guidance on social distancing will only come from the NPHET.

However, he acknowledged that reducing social distancing limits would "significantly" increase hospital capacity.

The two metre rule to stop the spread of COVID-19 is still in place by Government, with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar saying there is no change.

Mr Reid said earlier: "From our perspective, the NPHET guidance and Government guidance at the minute is the two metre and that's what we are planning in terms of framework for new services to work through.

"Obviously that does have significant implications for us in terms of emergency departments, outpatients, waiting rooms, etc.

"So two metres will reduce the volume that we could have attending at a particular time.

"But we have to work off what the current guidance is - the current guidance is two metres."


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