A further three people with Covid-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland.
11 new cases have been confirmed also.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
There has now been a total of 1,730 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) June 26, 2020
It brings the death toll in this country to 1,730, while there have been 25,414 confirmed cases.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“WHO analysis has shown the 7-day incidence of COVID-19 in Ireland to be among the lowest in the EU."
“However, we are witnessing new outbreaks across various countries as they ease restrictions and this reminds us of two things – the importance of adherence to public health guidelines as we ease restrictions here in Ireland and the importance of continuing to avoid all non-essential travel.”
Prof Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG), said:
“We continue to see extremely low levels of transmission of the virus within the population as a whole."
“However the increasing number of cases related to travel and in young adults is an emerging source of concern."
"It is essential that we all continue to wash our hands, practice good cough and sneeze hygiene and practice social distance.”
Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, National Clinical Lead, Integrated Care, HSE, said:
“Although the incidence of the disease is very low in the community at present, we would urge people who develop any respiratory symptoms to contact their GP as soon as possible.”
Dr. Alan Smith, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said:
“Today, the Department of Health launches the ‘Stay Safe Guidelines booklet."
"The booklet outlines safe behaviours that should be practiced in varied scenarios such as at home, at work, on public transport, shopping, and when meeting others indoors and outdoors.”
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.