The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has this evening announced that 20 more cases of Covid-19 have now been reported in Ireland, bringing the total number of cases reported here since the beginning of the outbreak to 25,845.
No new Covid-19 related deaths were reported this evening.
A total of 1,763 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported nationally since March.
This evening, Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that while there is reason to be positive, continued efforts are needed to interrupt the spread of Covid-19.
“Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that is still circulating in our communities. It is a dangerous illness that no-one wants to catch.
“While we have reason to be positive, we now need to continue to work together towards our collective goal of resuming healthcare services, reopening our children’s schools, and protecting the most vulnerable,” he said.
Dr Glynn added: “The past weeks have shown that when we maintain physical distance, wash our hands, wear a face cover where appropriate and cover our coughs and sneezes, together we can interrupt the spread of COVID-19. Let’s keep going.”
The latest figures show that 1,560 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak, with 20 of these cases reported in July.
On Thursday night, one person with confirmed Covid-19 was being cared for at the critical care unit at the Mercy University Hospital.
Four people with suspected Covid-19 were receiving care across Cork University Hospital and the Mercy University Hospital.