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Coronavirus - Six Deaths, 23 Cases Confirmed In The Republic


06:23 9 Jul 2020

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The Department of Health has confirmed six more Coronavirus related deaths in the Republic of Ireland.

So they've also confirmed another 23 cases.

It means there have been 1,743 deaths and 25,565 confirmed cases.

However the reproductive rate of the virus is now 'at or above one'.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said:

"COVID-19 is extremely infectious and none of us are immune."

"It is important that we all continue to follow public health advice and risk assess our actions.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Modelling Group, said:

“We are seeing an increase in the number of reported cases over the last two weeks and the R-number is now at or above one.

"There is an immediate need for all of us to take care and caution in our decisions and actions.”

COVID-19 coronavirus Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the daily briefing from the Department of Health in Dublin. Picture by: Leah Farrell/

While UK Coronavirus Deaths Rise By 85

Meanwhile in the UK, the number of people who've died with coronavirus has risen by 85.

The Department of Health there says the new total's 44,602.

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