08:01 Tuesday, 16 June 2020
No reported Covid-19 deaths on the island of Ireland yesterday for the first time since March
No covid-19 deaths were reported on the island of Ireland yesterday for the first day since March.
It’s emerged Ireland had more deaths than in a normal year in March and April — but the Chief Medical Officer says that trend stopped in May.
He was responding to analysis published by the Business Post at the weekend based on death notices.
It argued Ireland’s “excess deaths” up to the start of May were higher than in other European countries.
But Dr Tony Holohan says the elevated death rate here hasn’t lingered the same way.