No new Covid-19 related deaths

There have been no Covid-19 related deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in the past 24 hours.

At this evening's daily briefing it was announced that there are 11 more confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number in the state to 25,542. The total number of Covid-19 related deaths is 1,738. In Westmeath the total number of confirmed cases remains at 674.

Speaking this evening, Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

"A key element of our response to COVID-19 is ensuring that any person experiencing symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of smell or taste) comes forward for testing. Please do not adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach. Instead, isolate yourself and contact your GP without delay.”

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets again tomorrow (Thursday 9 July) to continue its review of Ireland’s response and preparedness to COVID-19 .

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