No new deaths in Ireland, just ten new cases confirmed
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No new deaths in Ireland, just ten new cases confirmed

THERE HAVE been no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the Republic of Ireland.

New figures released yesterday evening showed that as of 5.45pm on Sunday 19 July, there had been no coronavirus-related deaths in a 24-hour period.

Just ten new cases have been recorded within the community; a significant drop from earlier in the week, however there may be a delay in reporting over the weekend.

The new numbers brings to 25,760 the total amount of people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland since the pandemic began.

1,753 people have passed away from the disease.

Warning against complacency, Acting Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health, Dr Ronan Glynn, said:

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"All it would take for COVID-19 to regain a foothold in our communities is complacency.

"As the pandemic accelerates around the world, we must remain vigilant here in Ireland. Every day, in our individual actions, we have the power to limit the spread of this virus.

"Our priority going forward has to be the reopening of schools and resumption of non-COVID-19 healthcare services – and every time we stay 2 metres apart, wash our hands, practice good respiratory etiquette and wear a face covering, we are working towards those shared goals together."

The HSE is working rapidly to identify any close contacts of the confirmed cases, in order to advise them and further slow the spread of the virus.

Irish citizens are urged to download the Covid-19 track and trace app to help the HSE identify close contacts and slow the spread of coronavirus within the community-- you can read more on that here.