The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today, Monday, June 22nd, been informed that a total of two people with COVID-19 have died.
There has now been a total of 1,717 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight on Sunday 21st, the HPSC has been notified of four confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,383 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Yesterday, more than 183,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported globally, the most in a single day according to the WHO.
“In Ireland, in the last 14 days over a third of new confirmed cases are in young people under the age of 35. This is not a disease that solely affects older people. No one is immune, everyone is responsible for limiting the spread of COVID-19.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “While it is encouraging to see an increase in the number of people wearing face coverings in public places, 41% is a significantly lower uptake when compared to our other recommended behaviours such as hand washing (92%) and physical distancing (91%).
“Face coverings should be worn when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing, for instance in shops and on public transport.”
The Department of Health’s COVID-19 Information Dashboard (click here) provides the latest case information.
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