Covid-19 latest: No new cases in Cork for a 24 hour period

Covid-19 latest: No new cases in Cork for a 24 hour period
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, and Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

As of midnight on Sunday Cork had the second highest number of cases at 1,517 cases (6% of all cases).

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight on Monday, shows that this figure has remained the same. 

The Department of Health confirmed this evening that three patients diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have died today.

As of midnight yesterday the HPSC has been notified of 47 confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the Republic to 25,111.

"The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet again Thursday 4 June to continue its review of Ireland’s response to Covid-19. 

"NPHET will proceed to submit recommendations to the Minister for Health," Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health stated at the press briefing this evening.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said that Ireland's Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 91%. 

"This is positive news and confirms the expectation that most people who get Covid-19 will recover. 

"However, it remains the case that this is an unpredictable virus, and the prognosis for any one individual diagnosed, regardless of their current health, remains uncertain," he stated.

Meanwhile Dr Siobhán Kennelly, HSE National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead for Older Persons called for people to be particularly mindful of elderly people at this time.

"It is our collective responsibility to continue to support vulnerable groups in our society. 

"Vulnerable groups include older people and people with underlying health conditions of any age. 

"Keep a two metre distance when outdoors, maintain respiratory etiquette and continue to wash hands regularly," she said.

So far there has been a total of 1,659 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

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