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Covid-19 Saturday: 6 deaths, 23 more cases

June 27th, 2020 6:23 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Dr Holohan said: 'Of the 23 cases reported today, 10 cases (43%) are in younger adults aged under 35 years. A further 8 cases (35%) are in those aged between 35-54. This is now a real concern and a worrying trend at a time when many people are reconnecting with friends and loved ones and may be gathering in larger groups.' (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of six people with Covid-19 have died.

There has now been a total of 1,734* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 26th June, the HPSC has been notified of 23 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,437 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.

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘High levels of compliance to public health advice to date have enabled further reopening of economic and social life. However, of the 23 cases reported today, 10 cases (43%) are in younger adults aged under 35 years. A further 8 cases (35%) are in those aged between 35-54. This is now a real concern and a worrying trend at a time when many people are reconnecting with friends and loved ones and may be gathering in larger groups.’

He added: ‘In recent days, for example, some cases have had large numbers of close contacts that have required testing and self-isolation for 14 days. Covid-19 is an infection that affects all ages and it is incumbent on all of us to take our individual responsibility seriously. I cannot 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.’

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid-19 in the community.

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