11 further deaths due to Covid-19, 64 new cases confirmed 1 week ago

11 further deaths due to Covid-19, 64 new cases confirmed

Today marks the fifth successive day in which there have been fewer than 100 new cases confirmed.

Wednesday evening's National Public Health Emergency Team briefing has confirmed that 11 further people have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland. This brings the total known death toll of the virus to 1,571, taking into account the denotification of one death.

Additionally, 64 new cases of the virus have been confirmed. As of 11am this morning (20 May), there have been 24,315 confirmed cases of the illness in the Republic of Ireland. 7,708 of all known cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Today marks the fifth successive day in which there have been fewer than 100 new cases confirmed.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said that 87% of all those diagnosed with Covid-19 have now recovered, referring to it as "very positive news."

Glynn went on to say that the high recovery rate "should not deflect from the impact this disease has had on individuals and families. In addition, it does not change the risk for any one individual who is diagnosed with the disease today, or in the future."

“Public health advice is there to provide everyone with the best protection possible. Please follow it and continue to protect yourself and each other.”