Dr Ronan Glynn issues positive update as only one death reported

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Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn has issued a positive update as Ireland saw just one death reported in the last 24 hours.

The top doctor said that the country is making progress even though the level of coronavirus remains high.

Some 679 cases of COVID-19 were reported today by health officials.

There are now a total of 215,057 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Dr Glynn said: “While the level of disease in our communities remains very high, we are still making progress.

“We have reported less than 1,000 cases each day this week and our 7 day average has fallen from 1,022 two weeks ago, to 862 last week, to 792 today.

“The number of people in hospital has fallen from over 1,200 two weeks ago, to 744 today.

“Do not underestimate the power of your actions as we seek to protect the gains we have made and further reduce transmission.

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“This week, please continue to work from home unless essential and do not visit other households unless for essential reasons or as part of a support bubble.”

Source: Dublin News