Five new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the north west region in the past 24 hours.
Sixty-nine cases were confirmed in the Republic today, bringing the total to 292.
The Department of Health has announced this evening that 48 of the new cases are in the east of the country, 13 are in the south, five are in north west and three are in the west.
No county-specific information has been provided by the HSE.
Ten cases were confirmed in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total to 62.
The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
A major recruitment drive has been launched by the HSE to ask all healthcare professionals to register to ‘be on call for Ireland’.
The campaign has set out to attract people who have retired from healthcare, who were working part-time or are student nurses to take up roles in the health service as Ireland responds to the crisis.
People are asked to sign up online via the HSE website hse.ie/oncall
An appeal to help your country as we deal with #coronavirus #Covid19. We are hiring people right across the health service – https://t.co/FcV6QXr6i4 for more info and to apply. Thanks so much pic.twitter.com/XAPhk14Bo4
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 17, 2020