One more person has died of Covid-19 in Ireland, 11 new cases 1 week ago

One more person has died of Covid-19 in Ireland, 11 new cases

Another Irish person has died as a result of Covid-19.

The National Public Health Emergency Team confirmed this evening that another person had died of the virus in the Republic of Ireland. The latest figures take Ireland's known death toll to 1,727.

As of midnight Wednesday 24th June, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,405 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, taking into account the denotification of two cases.

Over one-third of the Irish cases reported over the last two weeks are among people under the age of 35.

Speaking this evening, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan noted: "7% of cases notified in Ireland over the past fortnight have been associated with travel. NPHET expressed a clear view that overseas travel poses a risk to importation of the disease and to further transmission in Ireland."

"The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over. Ireland has made significant gains in suppressing COVID-19. Our task over the coming weeks and months is maintaining these gains."

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, noted that "Covid-19 is accelerating globally with 4 million cases recorded in the last month."

"Considering the international experience with the disease, we cannot afford complacency. Continue to be aware of the risks and follow the public health advice designed to protect individuals."

Ireland is set to enter an advanced version of Phase 3 of its reopening strategy on 29 June, which will see many pubs, restaurants, churches, gyms, cinemas and other amenities reopen.