One more death from COVID-19 in the Republic

Eleven more cases confirmed
  • Deborah Condon

One more person with COVID-19 have died in the Republic, bringing the total number of deaths here to 1,727.

A further 11 cases of the virus have also been confirmed, while two have been denotified, bringing the total number of cases here to 25,405.

Earlier, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met to review Ireland's ongoing response to the virus.

It noted that over one-third of new cases in the past 14 days are among people under the age of 35. It also noted that a number of EU countries have reported an increase in new cases.

"Some 7% of cases notified in Ireland over the past fortnight have been associated with travel. NPHET expressed a clear view that overseas travel poses a risk to importation of the disease and to further transmission in Ireland.

"The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over. Ireland has made significant gains in suppressing COVID-19. Our task over the coming weeks and months is maintaining these gains," commented the Department of Health's chief medical officer and NPHET chairperson, Dr Tony Holohan.

According to the department's deputy chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, COVID-19 is "accelerating globally", with four million cases recorded in the last month alone.

"Considering the international experience with the disease, we cannot afford complacency. Continue to be aware of the risks and follow the public health advice designed to protect individuals," he said.

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