No additional Covid-19-related deaths reported in last 24 hours

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No additional deaths have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre in today’s Covid-19 briefing.

The total number of deaths stands at 1,606 following the denotification of 2 deaths.

59 new cases have been reported bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 24,698.

‘indicates that we have suppressed Covid-19 as a country’

Commenting, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer are the Department of Health said that the number of new cases and reported deaths over the past week ‘indicates that we have suppressed Covid-19 as a country’.

However, he warned that it will take another week to see any effect on disease incidence that might arise from the easing of restrictions as we entered Phase 1.

Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead meanwhile, appealed to anyone experiencing symptoms of any condition including symptoms associated with conditions for which there are screening programmes, to make early contact with their doctor and not await a routine screening appointment.

She also pointed out that GP clinics have remained open throughout the pandemic and will continue to be available to the public in these circumstances.

Co Tipperary’s figures remain unchanged yet again at 528.

619 have been confirmed in Co Limerick – an increase of three.

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