Two more deaths from COVID-19 in Republic

Thirteen new cases confirmed
  • Deborah Condon

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

Two deaths that had previously been classed as COVID-related have been denotified, so the number of deaths now stands at 1,714.

Thirteen new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases here to 25,368.

Currently, there are 44 confirmed cases of the virus in hospital, including 16 in ICU.

A total of 396,584 tests have been completed, including over 19,000 in the last week.

"The importance of people exercising their own judgement and taking personal responsibility in protecting themselves and others cannot be overstated at this crucial point in the pandemic.

"Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquette, face coverings and knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 - and what to immediately do when experiencing symptoms - is how every individual can equip themselves to live safely as restrictions are eased," commented the Department of Health's chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan.

Earlier, the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, announced a further acceleration of Ireland's reopening. For more on this, click here.

Phase 2 of the Government's plan for reopening society and business remains in place until June 29. For more on this, click here.


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