Ireland records another day without any deaths due to Covid-19
Ireland has announced no new deaths due to Covid-19.
The National Public Health Emergency Team has confirmed that Wednesday (8 July) marks Ireland's third day of the last four without any deaths due to Covid-19. One death was recorded yesterday, which brought the known death toll to 1,738.
This latest figure takes into account the denotification of four deaths.
Additionally, 11 new cases of the virus have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. There is now a total of 25,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, which takes into account the denotification of seven cases.
Speaking this evening Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said: "A key element of our response to COVID-19 is ensuring that any person experiencing symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of smell or taste) comes forward for testing. Please do not adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach, instead isolate yourself and contact your GP without delay.
"The National Public Health Emergency Team meets again tomorrow (Thursday 9 July) to continue its review of Ireland’s response and preparedness to COVID-19."