Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.15 30 Jun 2020


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There have been 11 new cases of the coronavirus in Ireland.

Latest figures also show that one further person has died.

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

As of midnight on Monday, 429,698 tests have been carried out.

While over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out - 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.

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

"Since then, 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 six months ago.

"It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country."

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

"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."

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, pictured at the Department of Health. Picture by: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

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