Covid-19 latest: No new deaths but 14 new cases confirmed

Covid-19 latest: No new deaths but 14 new cases confirmed
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn.Picture Stephen Collins / Collins Dublin.

The Department of Health has been notified of no new deaths and 14 additional confirmed cases.

There have now been a total of 1,764 Covid-19 related deaths and 25,942 confirmed cases in the Republic.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said that 11 of today's cases were close contacts of confirmed cases and half of these had no symptoms.

“If you are concerned that you have been in contact with a confirmed case please come forward for testing. Do not wait for symptoms to emerge,” he said.

He said that there are eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospital system, the lowest number since early March.

“However, across Europe the pandemic appears to be accelerating once again. We have an opportunity to avoid a similar scenario here.

“We must take it by focusing once again on keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face coverings and continuing to make safe decisions that will protect ourselves, our friends, our families. No one is safe unless everyone is safe,” he said.

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