Three more deaths from COVID-19

Recovery rate now at 91%
  • Deborah Condon

Three more people with COVID-19 have died in the Republic.

Two deaths that were previously classed as COVID-related have been denotified, so the number of deaths now stands at 1,659.

Forty-seven new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, while two have been denotified, bringing the total number of cases here to 25,111.

Data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has shown that of the 25,064 cases reported to it as of midnight on June 1, 3,298 have been hospitalised and of these, 409 have been admitted to ICU.

Some 8,004 cases are associated with healthcare workers, which is almost one-third of all cases.

According to the Department of Health's deputy chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, Ireland's recovery rate is now at 91%.

"This is positive news and confirms the expectation that most people who get COVID-19 will recover. However, it remains the case that this is an unpredictable virus, and the prognosis for any one individual diagnosed, regardless of their current health, remains uncertain," he commented.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is due to meet again on Thursday (June 4) to continue its review of Ireland's response to COVID-19, and to submit recommendations to the Minister for Health in relation to phase 2 of the Government's plan to reopen society and business.

Phase 2 is due to begin next Monday (June 8). Phase 1 is now in place. For more information on this, click here.


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