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Coronavirus: No further deaths and 10 new cases as ‘priority going forward has to be reopening of schools’

There have been no further Coronavirus deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There are 10 new cases.

There has now been a total of 1,753 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland and a total of 25,760 confirmed cases.

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 Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “All it would take for COVID-19 to regain a foothold in our communities is complacency.

“As the pandemic accelerates around the world, we must remain vigilant here in Ireland.

“Every day, in our individual actions, we have the power to limit the spread of this virus.

“Our priority going forward has to be the reopening of schools and resumption of non-COVID-19 healthcare services.

“And every time we stay 2 metres apart, wash our hands, practice good respiratory etiquette and wear a face covering, we are working towards those shared goals together.”

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