Covid-19 latest: 7-day incidence in Ireland among lowest in EU

Grant Boone
June 28, 2020

While the incidence of COVID-19 is now very low in the community, people are being urged to contact their GP as soon as possible if they develop any respiratory symptoms.

As of midnight Friday 26 June, the HPSC has been notified of 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Offaly has a recorded total of 483 people with coronavirus while Laois figures remain at 265 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 1,462 people have now been discharged from hospital after recovering from the virus.

Dr Holohan said that of the 23 new cases reported yesterday, ten - or 43% - were in people aged under 35.

A further 11 cases of the diesase have been reported while two of the previously reported cases have been denotified.

In particular, once the number of new cases is sufficiently low in the presence of a robust testing programme and test/trace/protect strategy, the number of positive tests per day is likely to be a more important measure.

"Covid-19 is an infection that affects all ages and it is incumbent on all of us to take our individual responsibility seriously".

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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He added that the "green list" of countries is "conceptual only" and that it is impossible to predict what countries could meet suitability for such a list.

From next month, Irish people will be able to go on holiday to some countries without having to quarantine when they come back.

Dr Alan Smith, deputy chief medical officer, said: "Today, the Department of Health launches the 'Stay Safe Guidelines booklet".

As confirmed by the Northern Ireland Executive, it is to be redued to one metre from Monday, a move which should help businesses, particularly those within the hospitality sector as they plan to reopen.

Dr. Tony Holohan says he's "beyond nervous" about the return of worldwide travel from next month, when the government is due to publish a list of countries that people will be allowed to travel to without quarantining on their return.

Dr. Tony Holohan says he's "beyond nervous" about the impact foreign travel could have on the spread of Covid-19. The county had 259 cases on 1 June and, on each of 20 days since then, there was no rise in county figures.

Meanwhile, Delta Airlines in the United States says it will send out warning notices 2,500 pilots about possible furloughs at the company due to Covid-19.

In Northern Ireland, one more person has died as a result of coronavirus, taking the official Department of Health death toll there to 550.

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