One further person has died in Ireland due to Covid-19, 77 new cases confirmed 1 month ago

One further person has died in Ireland due to Covid-19, 77 new cases confirmed

One more person has died in Ireland.

On Monday evening, the National Public Health Emergency Team confirmed that one more person had died in Ireland as a result of Covid-19. The latest figures take Ireland's total known death toll to 1650, taking into account the denotification of three deaths.

Additionally, 77 more cases of the virus have been diagnosed, bringing Ireland's total number of confirmed cases above 25,000. The overall number of cases in the Republic of Ireland is now 25,062.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, commented: "We have now had more than 25,000 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and while 90% of patients have recovered, more than 3,285 people have been hospitalised and sadly 1,650 have died.

"COVID-19 is a new disease, for which we have no vaccine and we have no cure.

"As restrictions ease and we begin to resume social and economic life, we must do all we can to prevent a second wave.

"It is vital that we continue to practice hand and cough hygiene and social distancing, with the additional hygiene measure of face coverings in appropriate settings. It is important to give space to our vulnerable people when out and about.

"We must continue to do all we can to interrupt the spread of this virus."