Covid-19 latest: One further death and 11 new cases confirmed

Covid-19 latest: One further death and 11 new cases confirmed
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, pictured this evening (Monday 29th June) at a Covid -19 update press conference at the Department of Health. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The Department of Health has confirmed the death of one further Covid-19 patient with the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic standing at 1,736.

11 new cases have also been identified.

There are now a total of 25,473 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday, June 29, a total of 429,698 tests have been carried out.

Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out and 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.

On what is six months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported what we now know to be Covid-19, 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths have been reported worldwide.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said that we now know more about this virus and how to limit its spread.

“It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country,” he said.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said: “Each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic.

“We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has said that wearing a face covering on public transport is strongly recommended.

It said that regulations on the mandatory wearing of face coverings on public transport are currently being prepared by the Department of Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport and the Department of Health.

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