Latest: Five deaths and thirty-eight confirmed cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 5 people with COVID-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,664 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 3 June the HPSC has been notified of 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.


It is now two weeks since the last confirmed Covid-19 case in Donegal.

The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 4 June) to continue its review of Ireland’s response and preparedness to COVID-19.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Further progress has been made throughout May in suppressing the spread of COVID-19. A downward trend is evident in the number of hospitalisations, ICU admissions and reported deaths.

“Adherence to public health personal behaviours (hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquette) is essential in avoiding an upsurge of infection in the future.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “It is reassuring to witness over the past number of weeks that the vast majority of people continue to work collectively to adhere to the public health guidance, engaging in social distancing and hygiene behaviours as a new way of life. This individual and collective action remains crucial as neither the virus nor how it transmits has changed and the vast majority of people remain susceptible.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; “The reproductive number is now estimated to be between 0.4 and 0.7. The easing of restrictions in Phase One has not negatively impacted the r-number, in no small part thanks to the collective behaviours of our population in preventing resurgence of the disease.”

Liam Woods, HSE National Director of Acute Hospitals, said: “Thanks to the collective efforts of everyone in Ireland, Ireland’s healthcare system has withstood the challenge that this virus posed at the outset of this crisis. We must keep up the good work to ensure we remain vigilant against a second surge of COVID-19.”



Cases by county

Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases may be reassigned to another county.

County Number of cases % of total
Carlow 169 0.7
Cavan 846 3.4
Clare 369 1.5
Cork 1521 6.1
Donegal 477 1.9
Dublin 12109 48.2
Galway 481 1.9
Kerry 308 1.2
Kildare 1419 5.7
Kilkenny 339 1.4
Laois 260 1
Leitrim 83 0.3
Limerick 582 2.3
Longford 284 1.1
Louth 776 3.1
Mayo 570 2.3
Meath 802 3.2
Monaghan 521 2.1
Offaly 479 1.9
Roscommon 337 1.3
Sligo 129 0.5
Tipperary 540 2.2
Waterford 152 0.6
Westmeath 670 2.7
Wexford 213 0.9
Wicklow 668 2.7

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 2 June.

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