'Keep up the national effort' urges Holohan
"Today marks 6 months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19," said Dr Tony Holohan thi evening as it was revealed that one person with COVID-19 has died. bringing the total of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,736.
Dr Holohan said that since the first reports of Covid-19, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.
“We know more about this virus and how to limit its spread than we did 6 months ago. It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country.”
As of midnight Monday 29 June, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
As of midnight Monday 29 June, 429,698 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out. 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.