Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 

THERE are now 156 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Waterford. The latest cane has come from the community and received a positive result in University Hospital Waterford last Sunday.

As of 11am this morning there was one positive patient in University Hospital Waterford and 8 patients with symptoms awaiting results.

Elsewhere in the South East there are now 216 confirmed cases in Wexford, 354 in Kilkenny (+1), 175 in Carlow (+1) and 543 (+2) in Tipperary.

Nationally, The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 6 people with COVID-19 have died.

There have now been a total of 1,726 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Tuesday June 23 the HPSC has been notified of 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,396 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 on June 21 92% of all confirmed cases to date are estimated to have recovered from COVID-19.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Through our collective action, we have moved in the right direction in our fight against widespread community transmission of COVID-19. As we go forward, the behaviour and progression of this disease is in all of our hands.”

Every single one of us today has the ability to reduce the impact the virus might have on our most vulnerable and those at risk. You can do this by keeping a physical distance from others or wearing a face covering when in busy public places like shops and public transport, and by continuing to keep your number of daily contacts as low as possible.”

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