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No New Deaths In Ireland Due To Covid-19

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Covid-19 figures

No new deaths have been reported due to Covid-19.

18 new cases of the virus have been confirmed.

The number of deaths due to the virus remains at 1706, while the number of confirmed cases is 25,321.

There are 23 people remaining in Intensive Care, with 78 people in hospital.

It comes as over 5,000 people are to take part in a study aimed at finding out how many of us have had the virus.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said;

“An analysis of cases reported in the last fourteen days tells us that the number of daily cases remains on a downward trend."

"This combined with hospitalisation and ICU trends indicates that the behaviours adopted by the general public continue to suppress the disease in the community.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said;

“Based on our research to date, almost 1.7 million people are now reporting wearing face coverings in public places."

"This is an increase of 6 per cent or almost three hundred thousand people in a week and shows that the message is getting across.”

Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said;

“If you go onto public transport, or into retail environments or any place where you can’t be sure a 2m physical distance from other people is possible, you should wear a face covering."

"Face coverings are also strongly advised when visiting vulnerable people.”

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

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