COVID-19: Three further deaths as six new cases confirmed in Ireland

A further three people with COVID-19 have died in Ireland, The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed this afternoon.

There has now been a total of 1,738 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland since the outbreak began.

As of midnight Tuesday (June 30), the HPSC has been notified of six confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,477 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 National Public Health Emergency Team continues to advise against all non-essential travel.

The WHO has warned that the global pandemic is accelerating. In the past week, over 160,000 cases have been reported each day.

The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet again tomorrow (Thursday 2nd July) as it continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 nationally and internationally, and review Irelands response and preparedness to the disease.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: In June, a total of 31 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland were associated with travel. The balance of keeping the disease suppressed in Ireland will continue to be challenging as society and business reopens. Public Health Advice remains available on and