Coronavirus: 1 death and 11 new cases in the Republic

Galway Daily news 25 percent drop in COVID cases in Galway hospitals

There was one death of person with COVID-19 reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today, and 11 new coronavirus cases.

There have now been 1,736 COVID-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, and a total of 25,473 confirmed cases.

As of midnight Monday, June 29, 429,698 tests for the coronavirus have been carried out.

24,607 tests have been carried out in the past week of which 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.

“Today marks 6 months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.

“Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.”

He added that we know more about the virus and how to limit its spread than we did 6 months ago, and that it’s important to keep up the “national effort” to reduce its impact.

Statistics measures as of midnight on Sunday, June 28 show that a total of 3,295 people have required hospitalisation due to COVID-19, and 434 have been admitted to the ICU.

There have been 11,835 cases associated with clusters, and almost a third of the national total, 8,208 cases have been among healthcare workers.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer said, “Each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic.”

Ireland has this week entered Phase 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown, which has seen many more businesses reopen, and larger gatherings allowed.

“We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread.”