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Coronavirus: Two More Deaths, 23 Further Cases

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:50 11 Jul 2020


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Two more people have died from the coronavirus, and there have also been 23 additional cases.

There have now been a total of 1,746 COVID-19 related deaths here and 25,611 confirmed cases.

This includes the denotification of one confirmed case.

The HSE says it's working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

It comes as GP Dr Ray Walley, a member of the GP Expert Advisory Group, warned against complacency in relation to the virus.

He said: "The national statistics are now that 77% of the presentations with COVID-positive testing are under 25 years of age.

"Some of this is to be expected, because our youth have been very, very good.

"They have, basically, played the game and played their part in everything.

"And as we open up, unfortunately we have more congregating".

But he said: "The scenes of last weekend where people were attending bars and things like that were not good.

"What we do know is is that unfortunately when you drink a sufficient amount of alcohol, what happens is you become closer together - and that's not good.

"So what we need to do is learn the lessons, we need to get that infection rate - the R rate - down below one.

"It's now above one, and it wouldn't take a lot to get us back to where we were April.

"All we need is an R rate of approximately 1.5 to get back to April: we don't want that."


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