THREE more people in the north west region have died from Covid-19.
A total of ten new deaths were confirmed today the National Public Health Emergency Team.
Three of those were located in the north west, with six in the east and one in the south.
Four people have now died from the virus in the north west.
New figures released today by the Department of Health confirmed an additional ten deaths meaning that the national death toll has risen to 46.
A further 200 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, bringing the total to 2,615.
Of those, 564 have been hospitalised with 77 patients in intensive care units. The HSE have said today that the ICU number is at 88 today.
Earlier today, there were six more deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland and there have now been a total of 21 deaths in the region, with 410 cases.
on the island of Ireland, there have been over 3,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 67 deaths.
An Aer Lingus A330 plane completed its round trip to China to collect personal protective equipment (PPE) for Ireland’s healthcare staff in the battle against Covid-19.
The passenger plane touched down at Dublin airport today, carrying €28 million worth of supplies, including medical equipment such as masks, goggles, gowns and gloves.
The equipment will be distributed to health care facilities around the country from this evening.
Health officials expect a surge of cases by the middle of April
The HSE chief operations officer Anne O’Connor said that, while it could not be said for sure, the peak is expected for April 10-14.
She said: “Just to reiterate, is that a peak will come and go whenever but we will continue to be very busy so it’s not like all of this will go away after the peak.”Tags: