Covid-19 latest: one more person has died, 24 new cases

Covid-19 latest: one more person has died, 24 new cases
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health during the launch of the Covid Tracker App. Photo: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos.

Another person with Covid-19 in Ireland has died, bringing the death toll from the pandemic here to 1,742.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has also been informed of 24 new cases of the coronavirus with 25,538 cases of Covid-19 now reported in Ireland.

The latest local figures show that 1,543 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Cork up to July 4th, an increase of seven cases on the previous week.

Onn Monday night, two people with Covid-19 were being cared for at Cork University Hospital (CUH), while nine people with suspected Covid-19 were being treated at the hospital.

Two people were receiving intensive care at the critical care units across CUH and the Mercy University Hospital.

This evening Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health urged people to download the new Covid Tracker App which was officially launched today.

“As of 5pm this evening, the Covid Tracker App had approximately 545,000 downloads. This is one more example of the solidarity and collective spirit that has characterised the Irish public’s response to COVID-19 to date.

“The app is an important tool to support our contact tracing systems. It has the potential to reduce the time that people are active in the community with infection, which will have a significant impact on the transmission of the disease,” he said.

Dr Glynn added: “The more people who download and use this app, the more effective it will be. It is a further opportunity for us to play our part in the response to Covid-19.”

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