The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed of the lowest number of Covid-19 related deaths in any one day since March 27th.
The latest data confirms that four deaths were notified to the HPSC.
Dr Tony Holohan confirmed that two of those deaths happened over the weekend. The other two happened in April.
It brings the number of confirmed deaths related to Covid-19 to 1,547. An additional 88 confirmed cases have been recorded, bringing the total to 24,200.
‘we need to sustain this in the weeks and phases ahead’
Responding to those figures on the first day of Ireland moving into Phase One of the easing of restrictions, Dr Holohan said that the country has suppressed the virus and limited its impact on public health.
He went on to warn however that while the collective effort has saved many lives, ‘we need to sustain this in the weeks and phases ahead’.
The number of confirmed cases in Co Tipperary (valid as of midnight Friday) rose by one to 524.
The figure for Co Limerick is 602.
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