It has now been two weeks since someone with Covid-19 has died in the Republic of Ireland, despite one further death being reported today.
This death relates to June, and the the total number of Covid related deaths is still 1,777, after the ‘denotification’ of one death.
After a high number of cases yesterday, NPHET confirmed 89 new cases today, but none of these are in Galway.
The number of confirmed cases in the county is now 517 according to the latest figures available, an increase of two on yesterday’s figures.
Dublin had the most new cases again today with 53, and there were 15 new cases in Limerick.
The other 21 cases are in Clare, Cork, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Meath, Offaly, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
In the last 24 hours, two people have been admitted to hospital, while two people have been discharged. The number of people in ICU at 11am today was unchanged at six.
Speaking this evening, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “Every single contribution and effort you make counts to the national push to curb the effects of this infectious virus on our society.
“Every time you take responsibility to keep your social contacts low, avoid a crowded place or get-together, know that you are making a vital difference.
“It is individual action built upon individual action that will get us through this pandemic.
“The effort to suppress COVID-19 begins in our own homes. Many confirmed cases in the past weeks and months have been close contacts of confirmed cases.
“It is in our own household through regular handwashing, cough and sneeze hygiene, cleaning surfaces, limiting the number of visitors and isolating as soon as we experience any concerning symptoms that we can make the biggest impact.”