One more death from COVID-19 in the Republic

429,000+ tests carried out so far
  • Deborah Condon

One more person with COVID-19 has died in the Republic, bringing the total number of deaths here to 1,736.

Eleven new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases here to 25,473.

As of midnight on June 29, 429,698 tests have been carried out, including 24,607 in the last week. Of the tests carried out in the last seven days, 116 were positive - a positivity rate of 0.5%.

"Today marks six months since the World Health Organization (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," commented the Department of Health's chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan.

Phase 3 of the easing of COVID restrictions is now in place. For more on this, click here.


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