One more person has died in Ireland due to Covid-19, 11 new cases confirmed

One more person has died in Ireland due to Covid-19, 11 new cases confirmed

One more person has sadly died due to Covid-19 in Ireland.


The latest figures were shared this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team. 1,736 people have now died in Ireland due to the virus.


Additionally, 11 new cases have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, meaning that Ireland's total tally of known Covid-19 cases now stands at 25,473.


Ireland has now entered the third phase of its reopening strategy, with many pubs, restaurants, gyms and other amenities free to reopen as long as they put social distancing in place. Over the past week, 24,607 have been tests were carried out. 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%


Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "Today marks 6 months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19.


"Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.

"We know more about this virus and how to limit its spread than we did 6 months ago. It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country."