Covid-19 latest: Department of Health confirms an additional three deaths

Covid-19 latest: Department of Health confirms an additional three deaths
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

This brings the death toll to 1,710.

As of midnight Tuesday, June 16, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of eight confirmed cases of Covid-19. 

There is now a total of 25,341 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

As of midnight on Monday, Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,235 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,535 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,435 cases (6%).

"The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet tomorrow to continue its review of Ireland’s ongoing response and preparedness to Covid-19," said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health.

"NPHETs advice in relation to rephasing of the Roadmap to Reopening Society and Business will be reviewed, in the context of ongoing suppression of the disease in the community and overall compliance with public health measures," he continued.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said Ireland's recovery rate is at 92%. 

"This and other indicators such as the reproductive number, hospital admissions and ICU admissions are stable or moving in the right direction. 

"This is good news that has been achieved through the collective efforts of every person who has followed public health advice," he said.

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