11 further deaths, 64 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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11 further deaths, 64 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

A further 11 people have passed away after contracting coronavirus in Ireland, the Department of Health have confirmed.

Their sad passing brings Ireland's total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 1,571.

May they rest in peace.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) have also reported an additional 64 newly confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, as of 6pm Wednesday 20 May, bringing Ireland's total number of confirmed cases to 24,315.

The number of confirmed cases are consistently dropping day by day, however the HSE continues to work rapidly to identify any close contacts the newly confirmed cases may have had, in order to advise them and further slow the spread.

As figures of new cases continue to drop, figures are rising elsewhere: as of 6pm Wednesday, 20 May, 87% of all people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have beaten the virus and fully recovered.

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Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

"To date, 87% of confirmed cases diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered. This is very positive news but should not deflect from the impact this disease has had on individuals and families. In addition, it does not change the risk for any one individual who is diagnosed with the disease today, or in the future.
"Public health advice is there to provide everyone with the best protection possible. Please follow it and continue to protect yourself and each other."