No new Covid-19 deaths reported today

No new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the Republic of Ireland today.

11 new cases have been confirmed, none of them in Donegal.

There have been a total of 1,746 deaths, and 25,638 confirmed cases.

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Monday 13 July 2020


Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

 

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today.

There has been a total of 1,746 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 12th July, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,638* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Over the past 14 days, the total number of confirmed cases notified to the HPSC is 165. Of which;

  • Males 41% / Females 59%
  • Median age is 31 years old; 74% of these cases were under 45 years of age
  • 20 counties reported new cases; Dublin 47%, Kildare 16% & Wicklow 6%
  • 12% of these cases were travel related

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Our research shows that 38% of the population now believe the worst of the pandemic is ahead of us. This does not have to be the case. Simple measures like hand washing, physical distancing, face coverings in appropriate settings, cough/sneeze etiquette and watching out for symptoms are the crucial elements in suppressing COVID-19.”

Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, said; “Almost 1.25 million people in Ireland have downloaded the COVID App. That represents 34% of the adult population. This has already served as a support to contact tracers. If you have not done so to date, please download the app.”

Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead, HSE; “As we see more cases and clusters emerge it is important that anyone experiencing symptoms isolates and contacts their GP. The aim is to find all cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and to isolate and contact trace them. Early reporting of symptoms and prompt testing helps us achieve this.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.