Coronavirus: 44 Further Deaths...


Coronavirus: 44 Further Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:03 17 Apr 2020

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There have been 44 more coronavirus deaths in Ireland.

The latest figures show 597 new cases have been confirmed, along with 112 back from a German laboratory.

This brings the total number of new cases today to 709.

It brings the overall death toll here to 530, and the number of confirmed cases to 13,980.

Some 33 of today's deaths were in the east of the country, three in the north-west, three in the south and five in the west.

The deaths included 19 women and 25 men with a median age of 84.

Twenty-five people were reported as having underlying health conditions.

There have now been 530 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

It comes as the HSE is to increase on-site testing for the virus at nursing homes for both residents and staff.

It's also to implement a tracker system to nursing homes to capture their data.

A CRM tracker will capture their most up-to-date data, and report it back to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

There are 335 long-term residential centres reporting an outbreak of the coronavirus.

Some 196 of these are in nursing homes - relating to cases among both residents and staff.

Meanwhile another 847 people have died with coronavirus in the UK - taking the total there beyond 14,000.

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