16 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, 51 new cases 6 months ago

16 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, 51 new cases

It is the lowest number of new cases since mid-March.

16 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland and 51 new cases of the virus have been confirmed.

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It brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,561.

There has now been a total of 24,251 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Over the past seven days, 36,818 tests were carried out with 932 of these being positive, giving a positivity rate of 2.5%.

“Despite broadening the case definition and increases in referrals the positivity rate has continued to decline," Dr. Cillian De Gascun, Chair of the NPHET Expert Advisory Group, said.

"This indicates a consistent suppression of COVID-19 in the community.”

As of midnight on Monday, 295,626 tests have been carried out in Ireland.

“The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet again this week," Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.

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"Given the decreasing positivity rate and that testing capacity has been expanded, we will be examining the case definition further.”