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Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 21 new cases as Laois continues Covid free streak

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that two people with Coronavirus have died and there has been a total of 21 new cases. 

Yet again, there has been no new cases recorded in Laois as the length of time without a new case in the county is now almost four weeks, longer than any other country in the country.

The last new case recorded in Laois was on June 20, making it 25 since a new case was recorded as the stats in this instance are accurate up until Wednesday, July 15.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Arming ourselves with knowledge is the best defence we have against COVID-19.

“Make sure you know the symptoms – cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste – and act quickly in isolating and phoning your GP as early as possible if you experience them.

“Do not adopt a wait and see approach.

“Once again, we must each play our part in stemming the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland – follow the public health advice, reduce your social contacts, keep a distance of two metres and plan to see others outdoors where possible.

“Do not organise or attend house parties and wear a face covering when in shops or on public transport.

“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.”

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