Covid-19 latest: 36 more cases confirmed, no new deaths

Covid-19 latest: 36 more cases confirmed, no new deaths
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There have been no deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for the third day in a row meaning the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland remains at 1,753.

A total of 36 more cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed, the highest number of cases since June 13, when 46 new cases were confirmed.

A total of 25,802 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

As of midnight on Monday July 20, 574,487 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 51,128 tests were carried out. 139 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.27%.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said: “Together, we have achieved so much in our ongoing effort to limit the spread of Covid-19 in our communities, making it possible to take steps to reopen society and the economy.

“Today I am asking everyone to stay the course on the public health measures needed to suppress Covid-19, such as covering coughs, hand washing, use of face coverings and 2m social distancing, which are essential for continuing the momentum towards the reopening of our schools and the resumption of our healthcare services.” In Northern Ireland, two more people have tested positive for Covid-19, the Department of Health said. The tally of total infections now stands at 5,859.

No new deaths were reported in the region with the official death toll remaining at 556.

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