Saturday, June 27, 2020

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan

THE Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan has described today’s Covid-19 update as “a real concern”.

As of Friday, June 26 there were 23 new cases of Covid-19 reported, and 6 new deaths.

Interestingly though, of those 23 cases, 10 were under the age of 35 and a further 8 cases were aged between 35 and 54.

“This is now a real concern and a worrying trend at a time when many people are reconnecting with friends and loved ones and may be gathering in larger groups,” Dr Holohan said.

“In recent days, for example, some cases have had large numbers of close contacts that have required testing and self-isolation for 14 days. COVID-19 is an infection that affects all ages and it is incumbent on all of us to take our individual responsibility seriously. I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to remain informed, keep a 2m distance from others and follow the public health advice on hand washing, cough and sneeze hygiene, and wearing face coverings.”

The Department of Health failed to publicise any county figures today. The last update was 156 cases in total for Waterford with one positive case in UHW.

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