Friday, June 26, 2020

 

 

There have been no further Covid-19 cases reported in County Roscommon on Friday evening.

The latest report from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows that the county’s total remains at 345. Just three cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the county over the last fortnight.

County Roscommon now accounts for 1.4 per cent of total Covid-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland.

Roscommon remains the ninth lowest county for cases of coronavirus. Leitrim (78), Sligo (125), Waterford (156), Carlow (175), Wexford (217), Laois (265), Longford (285) and Kerry (310) have less cases. Kilkenny, the tenth lowest county, has 354 cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (571), Galway (485), Westmeath (672) and Offaly (483).

There is a two-day delay in the breakdown of county-by-county figures, meaning this evening’s announcement relates to all cases up to midnight on Wednesday, June 24th.

As of midnight, Thursday, June 25th, there have three further deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with a further 11 cases confirmed here.

The total number of cases is now 25,414, with a death toll of 1,730.

“WHO analysis has shown the seven-day incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland to be among the lowest in the EU. And this is thanks to the collective efforts of everyone.

“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,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan.

Professor Philip Nolan, Chairperson of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG), added that level of virus transmission within the population remained extremely low, but he still urged caution.

“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, practise good cough and sneeze hygiene and practise social distancing,” he remarked.

 

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