Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

17.51 18 Jun 2020


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There have been four more coronavirus-related deaths in the Republic.

16 new cases of COVID-19 have also been confirmed.

It brings the total number of cases to 25,355, while the number of deaths has reached 1,714.

23 COVID-19 patients were in Ireland's intensive care units (ICU) as of this morning, while a total of 48 confirmed cases are being treated in the country's hospitals.

Earlier today, members of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met to discuss Ireland's response to COVID-19 and the impact of the reopening of the country.

Speaking after the meeting, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: "[NPHET] noted that approximately half of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in the community take more than 2 days from the onset of symptoms to make contact with their GP.

“The most important actions anyone can take from the moment they experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 is to self-isolate immediately, restrict the movement of household contacts and make phone contact with their GP.”

Data released today shows have been no new deaths related to COVID-19 recorded in Northern Ireland.

One new case has been notified.

The death toll remains at 543 in the North, while the total number of confirmed cases is 4,863.

Main image: File photo of Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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