Two deaths and twenty-two new confirmed Covid-19 cases

The Department of Health has confirmed that two more people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 1,715.It has also been notified of 22 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,374 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Republic.

The number of confirmed cases in Donegal has dropped from 470 to 464 after six were reassigned to another county.

In Northern Ireland, one further coronavirus-related death has been recorded, taking the official Department of Health death toll to to 545.


No new cases have been diagnosed in the region today, so the total number of cases remains at 4,866.

Sixteen people with confirmed cases of Covid-19 remain in intensive care units in Irish hospitals, down from 160 confirmed cases in ICU in early April.

Eight patients are in ICU with suspected cases of the virus.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Of the 22 confirmed cases we are reporting to you today, 9 of these were diagnosed in people under the age of 35. It is important for us all to remember that COVID-19 is a disease that can affect everyone, of any age or background. No one should feel that this is a disease that does not affect them.”

“This virus is highly infectious and, as a result, the return of widespread community transmission remains a very real risk. To protect us all, especially our oldest and most vulnerable, personal preventative behaviours such as good and frequent hand washing, social distancing and respiratory etiquette remain as crucial as they were at the outset of this crisis.”

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 173 0.68
Cavan 860 3.39
Clare 369 1.46
Cork 1535 6.05
Donegal 464 1.83
Dublin 12257 48.35
Galway 485 1.91
Kerry 310 1.22
Kildare 1439 5.68
Kilkenny 353 1.39
Laois 264 1.04
Leitrim 78 0.31
Limerick 583 2.3
Longford 285 1.12
Louth 779 3.07
Mayo 571 2.25
Meath 806 3.18
Monaghan 536 2.11
Offaly 482 1.9
Roscommon 344 1.36
Sligo 125 0.49
Tipperary 541 2.13
Waterford 155 0.61
Westmeath 670 2.64
Wexford 216 0.85
Wicklow 672 2.65

*All statistics measured at midnight on Thursday 18 June.


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