Three more deaths from COVID-19 in the Republic

Almost 405,000 tests carried out so far
  • Deborah Condon

Three more people with COVID-19 have died in the Republic, bringing the total number of deaths here to 1,720.

A further 10 cases of the virus have also been confirmed, while two have been denotified, bringing the total number of cases here to 25,391.

As of midnight on Monday, June 22, 404,989 tests have been carried out. In the last week, 18,368 tests were undertaken, 97 of which were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.

"While we now have a robust testing system in place. The success of this system is dependent on people isolating and coming forward to their GP as soon as they experience symptoms.

"Cough, fever, shortness of breath, a change in smell or taste, and flu-like symptoms should be treated as COVID-19 until a GP assessment or test deems otherwise," commented the Department of Health's chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan.

He urged anyone who is experiencing any of these symptoms not to go to work or socialise.

"Self isolate in your household and contact your GP by phone without delay," Dr Holohan added.

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