Dr Tony Holohan has called for people to do all they can to prevent a second wave of Coronavirus in Ireland.
The Chief Medical Officer’s plea comes as one more person with Covid-19 has died, and there have been 77 more confirmed cases in Ireland.
There have now been a total of 1,650 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, while there is now a total of 25,062 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.
Today’s data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that as of midnight, Saturday 30 May accounting for 24,985 cases, reveals that 3,286 cases have been hospitalised.Of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU.
Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,052, which equates to 48% of all cases. That’s followed by Cork with 1,514 cases and then Kildare with 1,417 cases.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, commented: “We have now had more than 25,000 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and while 90% of patients have recovered, sadly 1,650 have died.
“COVID-19 is a new disease, for which we have no vaccine and we have no cure.
“As restrictions ease and we begin to resume social and economic life, we must do all we can to prevent a second wave.
“It is vital that we continue to practice hand and cough hygiene and social distancing, with the additional hygiene measure of face coverings in appropriate settings.
“It is important to give space to our vulnerable people when out and about.
"We must continue to do all we can to interrupt the spread of this virus.”