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COVID-19: No New Deaths As Officials Announce 11 new Cases

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

5:55 PM - 13 Jul 2020



No new COVID-19 deaths and 11 new cases have been announced this evening.

It takes the death toll in Ireland to 1,746 and the total number of confirmed cases to 25,638.

Health officials said 74% of the confirmed cases detected in the past two weeks were under the age of 45.

Meanwhile, 12% of cases were travel-related.

The acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said new research carried out on behalf of the Department of Health, found that nearly 40% of the population now believes the worst of the pandemic is still ahead of us.

"This does not have to be the case," he said.

"Simple measures like hand washing, physical distancing, face coverings in appropriate settings, cough/sneeze etiquette and watching out for symptoms are the crucial elements in suppressing COVID-19.”

The same study found that 81% of people who use public transport say they wear a face covering all the time, with 13% saying they wear one most of the time.

Meanwhile, 26% of people said they wear one every time they go shopping and 29% say they do so most of the time while shopping.

More than three quarters of people (78%) now think that there will be a second wave of the virus – up 30% since June.

Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead at the HSE said: “As we see more cases and clusters emerge it is important that anyone experiencing symptoms isolates and contacts their GP.

“The aim is to find all cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and to isolate and contact trace them. Early reporting of symptoms and prompt testing helps us achieve this.”



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