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Coronavirus: One death, 25 new cases in Republic of Ireland

One more person who tested positive for coronavirus has died in the Republic

One more coronavirus-related death has been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to 1,744, the National Public Health Emergency Team said.

It brings the number of deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus to 1,744.

A further 25 people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the overall number of cases to 25,589.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has urged people to follow the public health guidance this weekend.

The Republic is beginning to reimport Covid-19 cases through international travel, a senior health adviser has warned.

After the reproductive rate of Covid-19 in the Republic increased to one, Professor Philip Nolan, chairman of the National Public Health Emergency Team's (NPHET) modelling group, said a travel-related introduction of the disease is "problematic".

Of the 23 new cases confirmed yesterday, 15 were "directly or indirectly" related to travel. Read more

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, no further deaths were recorded, however, four new cases were diagnosed.

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