UPDATE: The latest figures for Covid-19 have been released for Friday, June 19

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Latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland

Latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland

According to figures released this evening, Friday, June 19, 2020, a further 2 have died as a result of Covid-19 in Ireland.

This brings the total number of deaths to 1,714*.

As of midnight Thursday 18 June the HPSC has been notified of 13 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,368 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The importance of people exercising their own judgement and taking personal responsibility in protecting themselves and others cannot be overstated at this crucial point in the pandemic.

“Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquette, face coverings and knowing the symptoms of Covid-19 - and what to immediately when experiencing symptoms - is how every individual can equip themselves to live safely as restrictions are eased.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Gov.ie/health and HSE.ie should continue to be the key sources of information on public health measures for Covid-19.

“Great progress has been made but the virus is still circulating and, as the World Health Organisation has said, the biggest threat now is complacency."

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 1,714 deaths reflects this.