The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Co Roscommon has remained the same at 333. Today’s welcome announcement follows a dozen new cases announced on Sunday, when Roscommon had the highest number of new cases of any county in Ireland. There are now 52 cases per 10,000 of the population.
With 37 new cases each, Cork and Clare had the highest number of newly confirmed cases, followed by Dublin which had 10 new cases.
Meanwhile, Galway had two new cases (now on 480), Westmeath had one new case (669). Offaly has had no increase, remaining on 478, Leitrim has had no new cases in the last five days and remains on 83, Longford has had 283 cases for the past two days, Mayo has had 571 cases for three days, and Sligo sets the record with 129 cases since May 13th.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with COVID-19 has died. This brings Ireland’s total number of deaths associated with to virus to 1,650, with three deaths denotified since yesterday.
The HPSC has been notified of 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Some 90 per cent of people diagnosed with Covid-19 have since recovered.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, said:
“As restrictions ease and we begin to resume social and economic life, we must do all we can to prevent a second wave.
“It is vital that we continue to practice hand and cough hygiene and social distancing, with the additional hygiene measure of face coverings in appropriate settings. It is important to give space to our vulnerable people when out and about.
“We must continue to do all we can to interrupt the spread of this virus,” he added.