7 more people with Covid-19 have died, 28 new cases 1 month ago

7 more people with Covid-19 have died, 28 new cases

Ireland enters Phase Two of lifting restrictions on Monday.

Seven more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the country to 1,670. This figure reflects the denotification of one death.

Additionally, 28 more cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland since the outbreak began to 25,163.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “As we move to Phase Two, the Government has introduced a range of new measures in line with the advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team.

“It is our individual behaviours and personal choices that will ultimately influence what course this disease takes over the coming weeks and months.”

Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE, said: “Phase Two provides vulnerable groups scope for home visits of up to 6 people for a short period of time, however it is vitally important that all visits to homes of vulnerable people be compliant with hand hygiene practices, respiratory etiquette and physical distancing of 2 metres.

"It is hoped as we move through phases, that life becomes easier for severely impacted groups but that their safety is maintained at all times.”