A FURTHER 102 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Repubic of Ireland today.
The total number in the Republic is now 785.
New figures were announced this evening by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
There are no new figures for the number of cases in Donegal, were the figure still stands at last than five.
Data shows the median age of confirmed cases is 44 years old while 30 per cent of cases have been hospitalised. 25 per cent of the cases are associated with healthcare workers.
The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
This means the number of cases in Ireland has more than doubled in the last three days. The figures were released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
More than 10,000 people in Ireland have now been tested for the virus.
Some 35,000 extra testing kits are available and a further 20,000 kits will be available next week.
Northern Ireland today saw its largest daily increase to date, with 22 new cases confirmed, taking their total to 108.
Around 80% of cases of Covid-19 will be a mild to moderate illness, close to 14% have severe disease and around 6% are critical.
Generally, you need to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person, within 1-2 metres, to be considered at-risk or a close contact.