Three more people have sadly died due to Covid-19 related illness in the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Health confirms.
Six more cases have also been confirmed.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has once again warned against all non-essential foreign travel.
Thirty-one newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland were associated with travel in June.
“The National Public Health Emergency Team continues to advise against all non-essential travel,” Dr Holohan said, after being questioned by Ryanair on his recommendations today.
There has now been a total of 1,738 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 25,477 cases since the outbreak began.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn added that the virus has not gone away: “Over the past six months, Ireland has faced an unprecedented challenge from COVID-19. The efforts of everyone to adhere to public health advice, together with the dedication of those working across our health and public services, means that we are now among a small number of countries globally with a very low and decreasing incidence of COVID-19. This should not be taken for granted; the virus is still out there and if given the opportunity transmission will increase again quickly.”