Coronavirus: Six More Deaths And 23 New Cases In Republic


There has been one further death as a result of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

On Saturday the chief medical officer said the number of new coronavirus cases in younger people was a concern.

The death toll there stands at 1,735, with a total of 25,439 confirmed cases, its Department of Health says.

While this is welcome news it comes with a worrying rise in cases as the HPSC has been notified of 24 new cases of the virus.

"I can not emphasise enough how important it is to remain informed, keep a 2m distance from others and follow the public health advice on hand washing, cough and sneeze hygiene, and wearing face coverings".

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "Each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic". Many countries around the world are still experiencing high and increasing levels of this disease.

"The risk of imported cases remains high. It's important that continue to avoid all unnecessary travel at this time".

"Socialising is important for your mental and physical wellbeing, but it's important that you are safe while doing so".

Speaking yesterday evening, he said: "We would like people not to travel".

"I was in very good health, but it was a very tough battle".

Deputy Chief Medical Office Ronan Glynn confirmed that Ireland saw six cases associated with worldwide travel on Monday, stating that the "risk of imported cases remains high".

Gyms, swimming pools and other exercise facilities can also re-open, while all team sports - including close contact sports - can resume.

Dr Holohan commented, "COVID-19 is an infection that affects all ages and it is incumbent on all of us to take our individual responsibility seriously".



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