*Photograph: John Mangan
Two more people have died from COVID-19 while 21 new cases have been confirmed across the country as Co Clare has recorded no increase in confirmed cases for the sixth day in a row.
Following de-notification of one death and the confirmation of two further deaths, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre have said the country’s death toll from COVID-19 is now at 1,753.
An additional 21 cases are known in the Republic of Ireland bringing the nation’s total to 25,750 as one case has been de-notified.
In Co Clare, there has been no person diagnosed with the virus for the past six days. A total of 369 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county since the beginning of March.
Clare 369 (0)
Kilkenny 356 (0)
Roscommon 346 (0)
Kerry 316 (0)
Longford 287 (0)
Laois 265 (0)
Wexford 223 (0)
Carlow 178 (+1)
Waterford 166 (0)
Sligo 148 (0)
Leitrim 83 (+1)#COVID__19 no new cases in 16/26 counties. First time since end of May that daily cases in Dublin are +20.
— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) July 18, 2020
Health officials have continued their pleas for the public to adhere to follow advice from the HSE. “Let’s not lose sight of our collective goal, to suppress COVID-19 in the community and thereby protect our health, that of our loved ones, and that of the most vulnerable across our society,” Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn stated.