Four more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, 88 new cases 6 months ago

Four more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, 88 new cases

Two of the four reported deaths occurred over the weekend.

Four more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland while there has also been an additional 88 news cases of the virus.

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Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed that two of the four reported deaths occurred over the weekend with the other two being confirmed from April.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,547.

There have now been 24,200 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

“On the first day of Ireland moving into Phase One of reopening we have experienced the lowest number of deaths since 27 March," Dr Holohan said.

"We have suppressed the virus and limited its impact on public health. We need to sustain this in the weeks and phases ahead.”

Dr Holohan also said he was hopeful that Ireland will move to Phase Two of reopening in three week's time.

“Moving into a new phase in Ireland’s response to COVID-19, we now have an opportunity to increase our exercise activity up to 5 kilometres and participate with a friend outside of the household," Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said.

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"I would urge anyone who can, to take advantage of this in order to improve mental health and wellbeing.”