No new coronavirus deaths in Ireland

No new coronavirus deaths in Ireland

THERE HAVE been no new coronavirus deaths reported in Ireland.

As of 5.15pm on Sunday, 12 July, there were no deaths related to the virus in a 24-hour period in the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Health confirmed.

17 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in the community, a small reduction in the daily figures the country has been experiencing of late; the HSE is working rapidly to identify any close contacts the new patients may have had, in order to advise them and further slow the spread of the virus.

The new numbers brings the total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland to 25,626.

1,746 people are reported to have lost their lives to the virus.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, again warned against complacency, stating: "The virus is still out there.

"It is still in people. It only needs the smallest window of opportunity to become a major problem once again."

“Please continue to protect yourself and others ," Dr Glynn continued.

"Watch out for symptoms, wash your hands and wear a face covering where appropriate. If you have any concern about symptoms, do not delay – isolate yourself and contact your GP immediately.”

Everyone in Ireland is encouraged to download the Covid track and trace app in order to assist in slowing the spread of the virus-- you can read more about that here.