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No Further Coronavirus Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:52 6 Jul 2020

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There have been no new coronavirus deaths reported and four more confirmed cases.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland remains at 1,741 with 25,531 confirmed cases.

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

Over the past 14 days, the total number of confirmed cases is 141.

Of these:

  • Men 45% / Women 55%
  • Median age is 37 years old; 66% of these cases were under 45 years of age
  • 20 counties reported new cases: Dublin 41%, Kildare 17% and Sligo 12%
  • 15% of these cases were travel related

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: "If an environment does not feel safe, or it means you are unable to follow public health advice, do not risk it and go elsewhere.

"Between mid-May to the end of June, 35% of those identified as a close contact of a confirmed case did not take up the offer of a test.

"Every case has the potential to turn into a cluster, which in turn has the potential to spread through a community.

"If you are identified as a close contact, please take up the offer of a test without delay."

Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, said: "If allowed to spread, COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm our health service.

"Our healthcare workers remain on the frontline of this pandemic, and it is each individuals choices that will determine what our health service will face in the coming weeks and months.

"Please continue to follow the guidelines; physically distance, wash your hands regularly, use cough/sneeze etiquette, wear a face covering appropriately."

And Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, added: "Vulnerable and older people rely on the actions of each and every one of us for their safety.

"If the virus begins to spread in our communities, these fellow-citizens will be most at risk.

"We should have no doubt by now that the decisions we make, which are in line with public health advice, will save lives."

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