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Four days without a new Covid-19 case in Louth

Four days without a new Covid-19 case in Louth
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Louth has now had no new cases of Covid-19 for the last four days.

The latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team, released last night, shows that there remains 780 confirmed cases in the county as of midnight on Tuesday June 23rd.

There has now been a total of 1,727 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 24th June, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,405* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “NPHET noted today that over a third of new cases in the past 14 days are under 35 years of age. It also noted a number of EU countries reported an increase in new cases.

“7% of cases notified in Ireland over the past fortnight have been associated with travel. NPHET expressed a clear view that overseas travel poses a risk to importation of the disease and to further transmission in Ireland.

“The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over. Ireland has made significant gains in suppressing COVID-19. Our task over the coming weeks and months is maintaining these gains.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “COVID-19 is accelerating globally with 4 million cases recorded in the last month.

“onsidering the international experience with the disease, we cannot afford complacency. Continue to be aware of the risks and follow the public health advice designed to protect individuals.”