Covid-19 Update: Fri. 26th June 2020 – 3 Deaths – 11 New Cases

The total number of Covid-19 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary; as of midnight on Wednesday, June 24th, remains at 543, with zero cases identified over the previous 24-hour period. Tipperary has had less than 10 new cases reported in the last six weeks.

This evening, the Department of Health has confirmed that sadly 3 further death has been caused by Covid-19 in Ireland over the last 24 hours. These latest figures leave the total number of deaths caused by this pandemic currently at 1,730.

This evening, it has also been confirmed that an additional 11 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total since conception, here in the Republic of Ireland, to 25,414.

As of 8:00pm last night there were 25 people with Covid-19 virus being treated in hospitals around the country, with 12 of these same 25 patients in intensive care; 8 of which are located in Dublin hospitals.

Dublin continues to be the worst hit county, now accounting for 51% of deaths. However, the number of deaths related to the virus fell nationally for the ninth consecutive week.

Mr Cormac Healy (Director of Meat Industry Ireland) stated that there are currently no active cases of Covid-19 in meat plants.

Meanwhile, airline passengers arriving here in Ireland during the month of August is foreseen as bringing further Covid-19 infection with them, Professor Paddy Mallon, a specialist consultant in St. Vincent Hospital warned today. Mr Mallon pinpointed August, as well as the upcoming flu season, as potential danger points in any resurgence of this pandemic.

Please make the effort to stay safe.


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