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Eight More Deaths And 295 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

07:29 30 Mar 2020


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Eight more people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland have died, the Department of Health confirmed.

It brings the total number of coronavirus-related deaths here to 54.

Six of the people who passed away were located in the east of the country, with one in the west and one in the south. The median age of today’s reported deaths is 86.

Six patients were reported as having underlying health conditions.

Five of the patients were female and three were male.

An additional 295 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed in the Republic, with 2,910 people now having tested positive for COVID-19 as of 1pm today.

In terms of the island of Ireland, a total of 76 coronavirus-related deaths have now been recorded.

It was confirmed today that another person who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 died in Northern Ireland.

123 new cases were also confirmed there today, bringing the total number of cases across the Republic and Northern Ireland to over 3,400.

As of midnight on Saturday, 645 patients with COVID-19 have been hospitalised, data released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows.

578 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus.

Additionally, there are 111 clusters nationwide.

A further breakdown of the data is available here.

Main image: Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: RollingNews.ie

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