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Twenty-three new cases in Ireland, Florida counts record surge: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what Covid-related news is making the headlines today.

A woman walks past Irish artist Emmalene Blake's mural of singer Sinead O'Connor near the site of the old Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin.
A woman walks past Irish artist Emmalene Blake's mural of singer Sinead O'Connor near the site of the old Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin.
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Updated Jun 27th 2020, 5:42 PM

HEALTH OFFICIALS today confirmed there has been a further 23 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The Department of Health also confirmed a further six people have died from the virus. 

It brings the total number of confirmed cases here to 25,437 while the death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is now 1,734. 

Internationally, the US continues to experience a record number of new cases with Florida confirming nearly 9,000 cases in a 24-hour period. 

Here are today’s Covid-19 main points:

Here are today’s Covid-19 main international points:

  • Boris Johnson warned people against “taking liberties” with social distancing rules as he said it could lead to the danger of a “serious spike” in coronavirus infections.
  • Florida has banned drinking alcohol as the number of cases in the state spiked again.
  • Politicians in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia have reimposed lockdown restrictions in two districts after a spike in cases.
  • A human trial for a potential Covid vaccine started in the UK this week.

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