Department of Health confirm a further two Covid-19 deaths in Ireland

Department of Health confirm a further two Covid-19 deaths in Ireland
A Covid-19 sign at Washington Street in Cork.Picture: Denis Minihane.

An additional two patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, according to the most recent figures from the Department of Health.

This brings the death toll to 1,652.

As of midnight Saturday, May 30, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 66 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Republic to 24,990.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,042 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,477 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%) as of midnight, Friday, May 29.

The latest Covid-19 figures follow reports that the Government is considering easing the Covid-19 travel restrictions sooner than originally stated. 

The re-opening of museums and hairdressers may also be brought forward.

However, the Government has said speeding up the easing of restrictions can only happen if the Covid-19 figures continue heading in the right direction. 

Phase Two of the country re-opening is due to start on June 8.

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