Six more people have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland, 23 new cases
Ireland's R number is now "at or above 1."
The National Public Health Emergency Team has announced that six more people have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland. The latest figures take Ireland's known death toll due to Covid-19 ton 1,743, taking into account the denotification of one death.
Additionally, 23 more cases of the virus have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. There have now been 25,565 confirmed cases of the illness in the Republic of Ireland.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that 15 of today's 23 new cases are travel related, and reiterated NPHET advice that non-essential foreign travel should be avoided.
At Thursday evening's briefing, the NPHET also have recommended that all visitors to healthcare settings including hospitals, GP practices and pharmacies should wear face coverings.
Similarly, Professor Phillip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group confirmed that Ireland is "seeing an increase in the number of reported cases over the last 2 weeks and the R-number is now at or above 1. There is an immediate need for all of us to take care and caution in our decisions and actions."