The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Donegal has stayed level at 465, according to the latest figures.
The update refers to the situation at midnight on Tuesday, June 30.
Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of five additional deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
There have now been 1,738 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Fifteen additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total to 25,489.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “What has been a collective and effective national effort to suppress COVID-19 in Ireland, now also becomes an individual mission. Every person must risk assess their own environments, make appropriate decisions about where they will go and who they will meet, and how they can ensure their safety and the safety of those around them.
“Continue to follow public health advice, understand the risks of your actions and environments and stay safe.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, added: “60% of all COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past month. The transmission of the virus is accelerating globally. In order to limit the potential for a resurgence of the disease in Ireland, we all must continue to follow public health advice and take responsibility for our individual actions.”
Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: “The reproductive number is now estimated to be closer to 1 than it has been in recent weeks. The R number is easily influenced by small changes to the transmission of the virus.
“We have noticed an increase in the number of cases towards the end of last week. It is a trend that NPHET will continue to monitor closely.”
Dr. Vida Hamilton, National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead, Acute Operations, HSE; “Due to the good practices of the public our ICU’s were not overwhelmed. Although they were busy, every patient got the care they deserved. Some of us may have witnessed the reality of the frontlines in our hospitals on recent television documentaries. We should not lose sight of what is at risk and how fragile our systems are in the face of this pandemic. Please continue to follow public health advice.”
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