Health authorities have been informed of the death of one more person with Covid-19 today, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,727.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has also been notified of 11 new cases of Covid-19 with 25,405 confirmed cases of COVID-19 now reported in Ireland since the beginning of the outbreak.
Of these, 1,535 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Cork up to June 22nd.
Earlier today, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met to review Ireland’s ongoing response and preparedness to COVID-19.
It highlighted how over a third of new cases in the past 14 days are in people under 35 years of age while a significant proportion of recent cases are linked with travel.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “7 per cent of cases notified in Ireland over the past fortnight have been associated with travel. NPHET expressed a clear view that overseas travel poses a risk to importation of the disease and to further transmission in Ireland.
“The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over. Ireland has made significant gains in suppressing Covid-19. Our task over the coming weeks and months is maintaining these gains,’ Dr Holohan said.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health cautioned against complacency around the virus.
“COVID-19 is accelerating globally with 4 million cases recorded in the last month.
“Considering the international experience with the disease, we cannot afford complacency. Continue to be aware of the risks and follow the public health advice designed to protect individuals,” Dr Glynn said.