No new deaths reported in Ireland in relation to Covid-19 1 week ago

No new deaths reported in Ireland in relation to Covid-19

The latest figures were announced at a briefing on Monday evening.

No new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in Ireland in the past 24 hours.

However, 24 new cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland to 22,462.

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan spoke on Monday, saying that we are beginning to see a worrying trend with reported cases increasing and new clusters.

He said: "We are starting to see a worrying trend, with the number of reported cases increasing, and some new clusters. As restrictions are lifted and people move about more, it’s important that we use the tools that have helped us suppress the virus to date.

"Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze hygiene and wearing face coverings are important personal behaviours that mean, as we go about our daily lives, that we are doing everything we can to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to those we love."

Deputy Chief Medical Office Ronan Glynn confirmed that Ireland saw six cases associated with international travel on Monday, stating that the "risk of imported cases remains high."

This information comes on the day that sees the beginning of Phase 3.

Phase 3 has led to the reopening of pubs, gyms, barbers, and a number of other establishments that have been closed for over three months.

Meanwhile, the UK announced on Monday that 25 more people had died in relation to Covid-19, taking its death toll to 43,575.