Covid-19 latest: Nine more deaths; nine new cases confirmed

Covid-19 latest: Nine more deaths; nine new cases confirmed
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Nine more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, bringing the overall death toll to 1,691.

There have also been nine new confirmed cases of the virus. This brings the total number of cases in the Republic to 25, 215.

There are currently a total of 110 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospitals. Of these, 35 cases are currently in ICU.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday, June 7, when 25,206 cases were confirmed revealed that 57% of cases are female and 43% are male and the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years.

A total of 3,331 cases have been hospitalised. Of those hospitalised, 413 cases have been admitted to ICU and a total of 8,087 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Cork has the second-highest number of cases with 1,529, followed by Kildare which has the third-highest number of cases with 1,424.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,159, 48% of all cases.

As of midnight Monday, June 8, a total of 367,780 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 19,364 tests were carried out, of which 185 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 1%.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said that while nine new cases have been reported today and the situation continues to improve in both Ireland and across Europe, that “the World Health Organisation has noted that now is not the time to take the foot off the pedal and that countries need to continue to work hard to avoid complacency and promote solidarity”.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said that contact tracing and public health surveillance “are essential elements” in the response to Covid-19.

“Public Health doctors and their teams have quietly undertaken an extraordinary effort to contact trace over 25,000 Covid-19 cases to date. Going forward, we can all assist them in their work by limiting the number of people we meet and keeping a log of the people we interact with every day,” he said.

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