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Coronavirus Ireland: One further death, 11 additional confirmed cases

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Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan

One further person with coronavirus has died, bringing the death toll to 1,736.

The Health Protection and Surveillance Centre has been notified of 11 additional confirmed cases.

There is now a total of 25,473 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Some 429,698 tests have been carried out as of midnight, June 29.

Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out. 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5 pc.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today marks six months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19. Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.

“We know more about this virus and how to limit its spread than we did six months ago. It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic.

“We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread.”

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