TEN more people in the Republic of Ireland have died as a result of Covid-19 – more than doubling the amount of deaths in the country.
The ten deaths confirmed by Dr Tony Holohan, the Chief Medical Officer for the Irish Department of Health bring to 19 the number of people who have died in Ireland from Covid-19.
This is the biggest death toll recorded in Ireland since the outbreak of the virus.
A further 255 confirmed cases of coronavirus were revealed. There have now been 1,819 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland.
There are now 12 confirmed cases in Donegal – up one from the 11 that had been confirmed up to yesterday.
Of the 19 deaths, 13 have been males. The median age of the people who have died is 79, health officials have said.
“We would like to express out condolences to all those who have died as a result of Covid-19,” Dr Holohan said.
“We expect to see more deaths. This is an infection that will continue to grow.”
A total of 29 people have now died from Covid-19 on the island of Ireland.
Earlier today, it was announced that three more people had died in Northern Ireland. Ten people have now died from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, where there have now been 241 confirmed cases.
Of those, there are eight confirmed cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
The figures released today means the island’s total number has surpassed 2,000 – the figure is 2,060.
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