A FOURTH person has died as a result of COVID-19, with 121 new cases confirmed today by the Department of Health.
The latest death is of a man in the east of Ireland who had an underlying health condition.
The 121 new cases mean that there are now 906 positive cases in the Republic of Ireland.
A second person has died from COVID-19 in Northern Ireland, where 20 new confirmed case bring to 128 the number of positive tests there.
Dr Tony Holohan, the Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer, said: “Cases confirmed today were most likely exposed to Covid-19 prior to the introduction of the public health measures implemented on Friday, 13 March.
“It is vital that everyone complies with the public health advice on hand and cough hygiene, working from home where possible and practising social distancing of 2 metres.”
A total of 211 cases have been hospitalised with 17 of those admitted to ICU.
The Department of Health has confirmed that there will be further test centres rolled out this week, when another 20,000 testing kits will be obtained.
There are around 40,000 people awaiting a test with Health officials outlining their aim of reducing the waiting time.Tags: