BREAKING: No new cases of Covid-19 in Limerick as medical officer warns of complacency

Aine Fitzgerald

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Good stock: Dr Tony Holohan is a proud son of county Limerick

Department of Health chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan says taking personal responsibility 'cannot be overstated at this crucial point in the pandemic'

THERE has been no new confirmed case of Covid-19 in Limerick this Friday evening with the number of cases remaining at 583.

The news comes as the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a further two people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.

There have now been a total of 1,714 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday, June 18, the HPSC has been notified of 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There are now a total of 25,368 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The Covid-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid-19 in the community.

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said; “The importance of people exercising their own judgement and taking personal responsibility in protecting themselves and others cannot be overstated at this crucial point in the pandemic.

“Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquette, face coverings and knowing the symptoms of Covid-19 - and what to immediately when experiencing symptoms - is how every individual can equip themselves to live safely as restrictions are eased.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health, said; “Gov.ie/health and HSE.ie should continue to be the key sources of information on public health measures for Covid-19.

“Additionally, the new Covid-19 dashboard is a useful tool for anyone who wants to know more about the disease in the community around them. Great progress has been made but the virus is still circulating and, as the World Health Organisation has said, the biggest threat now is complacency."