No new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported to the Department of Health today for the first time since mid March.
The Department of Health confirmed the figures in this evening’s update.
The first death from Covid-19 was reported in Ireland on 11 March. Since then, 1,606 people have sadly died after contracting the virus.
Dr Tony Holohan confirmed that 59 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded, bringing the total number to 24,698 since the outbreak began.
Dr Holohan commented: “The number of new cases and reported deaths over the past week indicates that we have suppressed COVID-19 as a country. It has taken strict measures to achieve this. It will take another week to see any effect on disease incidence that might arise from the easing of measures in Phase 1.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “According to research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health, 61% of people think it likely that Ireland will experience a second wave of COVID-19.
“While NPHET continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19, both here in Ireland and internationally, ultimately it is the collective behaviours of each individual which will determine the course of this disease. The importance of regular hand washing, physical distance and cough/sneeze etiquette cannot be underestimated.”