12 further deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 76 new cases 1 week ago

12 further deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 76 new cases

There have now been 1,583 deaths from the virus.

A further 12 people have died as a result of Covid-19 in Ireland, according to this evening's National Public Health Emergency Team briefing. The latest figures take Ireland's total known death toll to 1,583.

An additional 76 cases of the virus have also been confirmed, bringing the official total of cases to 24,391.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "We have experienced six consecutive days of under 100 new confirmed cases in Ireland.

"This is very positive and demonstrates the extent to which the public’s actions have limited the spread of this disease. However, it is only through continued commitment to hand washing, respiratory etiquette and physical distancing that we will remain successful in suppressing the spread of COVID-19 through the community."

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; "Most indicators continue to improve, with ICU and hospital admissions, number of cases per day and number of deaths per day continuing to decline.

"Prevalence of the virus remains low in the community. The reproduction number is well below one, so our task remains to maintain low transmission of the virus."

Yesterday it was confirmed that 87% of all confirmed cases have since made a recovery from the illness.