Covid-19 latest: No new confirmed cases in Cork over 24-hour period

Covid-19 latest: No new confirmed cases in Cork over 24-hour period
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There have been no new Covid-19 related deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

As of midnight Sunday, June 14, the HPSC has been notified of 18 confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the Republic to 25,321. 

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday 13 June shows that Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,213 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,533 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,434 cases (6%).

There were no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cork between midnight on Friday and midnight on Saturday. 

Speaking at the Department of Health press briefing this evening, Dr Tony Holohan Chief Medical Officer Department of Health, said:

"An analysis of cases reported in the last fourteen days tells us that the number of daily cases remains on a downward trend. 

"This combined with hospitalisation and ICU trends indicates that the behaviours adopted by the general public continue to suppress the disease in the community."

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health encouraged people to wear face coverings when in public places. 

"Based on our research to date, almost 1.7 million people are now reporting wearing face coverings in public places. This is an increase of 6% or almost three hundred thousand people in a week and shows that the message is getting across."

This sentiment was echoed by Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead.

"If you go onto public transport, or into retail environments or any place where you can’t be sure a 2m physical distance from other people is possible, you should wear a face covering," she said.

"Face coverings are also strongly advised when visiting vulnerable people."

So far, there have now been 1,706 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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