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One confirmed case and one suspected case of Coronavirus in Portlaoise Hospital

The patient who was diagnosed with Covid-19 in Portlaoise Hospital on Sunday remains in Intensive Care – latest HSE figures show.

While as of 8pm last night, there is another patient who is suspected of having the virus and is awaiting a test result.

Prior to this, the last confirmed Coronavirus infection at the hospital was on Wednesday June 10, according to HSE figures.

In Laois, we now have 266 cases of Coronavirus as the figures released last night confirmed that the patient being treated in Portlaoise Hospital is from the county.

The Covid-19 Daily Operations Update shows that there are 11 vacant general beds in Portlaoise but no available critical care beds.

It also shows that nationally there are now 12 people in hospital being treated for Coronavirus.

Seven are in the Mater while Tallaght, Galway, Sligo, Waterford and Portlaoise have one each.

Last night, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn pleaded with people to follow public health advice.

He said: “Together, we have achieved so much in our ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, making it possible to take steps to reopen society and the economy.

“Today I am asking everyone to stay the course on the public health measures needed to suppress COVID-19, such as covering coughs, hand washing, use of face coverings and 2m social distancing, which are essential for continuing the momentum towards the reopening of our schools and the resumption of our healthcare services.”