HEALTH officials have announced four further Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Today, 425 new cases were confirmed along with four more deaths.
There was no county-by-county breakdown given for today’s figures.
Of the deaths notified today, one occurred in January, one occurred in February and two occurred in May.
Of the cases notified today: 202 are men / 223 are women 78 per cent are under 45 years of age; 4 per cent are over 65; the median age is 29 years old.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: “Many of us have fond memories of our time in school, particularly the traditional celebrations that mark the formal end of in-school learning like graduation ceremonies for sixth-year students.
“I am aware that this is an important time in the lives of young adults as they take a break from studying for an evening to celebrate with friends.
“Unfortunately, this year, it is not possible for events of this nature to take place.
“It is very important that all students preparing to sit state exams in June take the necessary precautions now to ensure you do not contract Covid-19, particularly in the last remaining days before the commencement of the Leaving Cert. Do not attend graduation ceremonies or events.
“Take this time to restrict your social contacts and continue to follow the public health advice.”Tags: