4 new Covid-19 circumstances linked to overseas journey have been reported within the week as much as final Saturday, new figures present.
Nonetheless, the variety of travel-related circumstances reported on Monday jumped to 6, Nationwide Public Well being Emergency Group officers instructed a briefing that day.
Officers say they’re gravely involved concerning the rise in travel-related circumstances and have urged towards any leisure of restrictions on abroad journey.
There have been a complete of 592 travel-related circumstances over the course of the pandemic, based on the HSE’s newest epidemiological report, most of them occurring within the early phases.
One new loss of life of a affected person with Covid-19 was reported by the Nationwide Public Well being Emergency Group on Tuesday. This brings the entire variety of deaths linked to the illness at 1,736
NPHET additionally reported one other 11 new confirmed circumstances of the illness, bringing the entire variety of circumstances to 25,473.
Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan famous that Tuesday marked six months for the reason that World Well being Organisation first acquired stories of what’s now often known as Covid-19. Since then, there have been 10 million circumstances and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.
“We all know extra about this virus and the best way to restrict its unfold than we did six months in the past. It is vitally vital that we sustain the nationwide effort to cut back the impression of this illness in our nation.”
As much as Monday, 429,698 assessments have been carried out for the illness in Eire, together with 24,607 assessments over the previous week. Some 116 assessments have been optimistic, giving a positivity price of 0.5 per cent, official mentioned.
Eleven counties recorded no new confirmed circumstances final week, and only one further case was reported in Cork, based on the HSE’s Well being Safety Surveillance Centre. The largest improve was in Wicklow, the place 26 circumstances have been notified, adopted by Dublin, with a rise of 22.
The variety of Covid-19 clusters reported in non-public homes jumped from 358 to 728 within the house of every week, based on the report, although a observe says many of the further clusters simply reported really occurred earlier within the pandemic.
The stories says 221 clusters stay open, whereas 1,208 are thought to be closed as a result of two weeks have elapsed for the reason that final case cleared.
There stay 60 open clusters in non-public properties, 58 in nursing properties and 27 in hospitals.
Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn urged individuals to danger assess their very own surroundings so to tell their private selections and actions throughout the pandemic.
“We all know how this virus spreads, we all know the general public well being behaviours required to guard ourselves and others, we should proceed to pay attention to the illness and restrict its unfold.”
In the meantime there have been no additional coronavirus linked deaths reported in Northern Eire, with the toll recorded by the Division of Well being remaining at 551.
There have been three new circumstances of the virus confirmed within the North bringing the entire to five,760.