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No new Covid-19 cases reported in Louth in latest figures

No new Covid-19 cases reported in Louth in latest figures
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There were no further cases of Covid-19 in the latest figures for Louth, released by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.

This means there remains 781 confirmed cases in the county as of midnight on Sunday June 28th.

There has now been a total of 1,736 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 29 June, the HPSC has been notified of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,473 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.

As of midnight Monday 29th June, 429,698 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out. 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, sai: “Today marks 6 months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19.

“Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.

“We know more about this virus and how to limit its spread than we did 6 months ago. It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic.

“We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread.”