ONE more patient who had contracted Covid-19 has died, the latest figures from the Department of Health show.
The Republic of Ireland’s death toll is now 1,727.
The department has been notified of another 11 positive cases.
Since the outbreak, there have been 25,405 infections.
Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said that the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has noted that over one third of new cases in the past fortnight have involved people under the age of 35.
“NPHET noted today that over a third of new cases in the past 14 days are under 35 years of age. It also noted a number of EU countries reported an increase in new cases,” Dr Holohan said.
“Seven per cent of cases notified in Ireland over the past fortnight have been associated with travel. NPHET expressed a clear view that overseas travel poses a risk to importation of the disease and to further transmission in Ireland.
“The ECDC has recently warned that the pandemic is not over. Ireland has made significant gains in suppressing COVID-19. Our task over the coming weeks and months is maintaining these gains.”Tags: