Three new cases of coronavirus Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal, bringing the county total to 80.
331 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Ireland up to 1pm today.
17 more patients have died as a result of the virus. The total number of deaths in the Republic is now 120.
The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81. The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years.
There are now 4,604 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows that up to Thursday, 1,118 cases have been hospitalised and 158 cases have been admitted to ICU.
1,084 of all cases are associated with healthcare workers.
Commenting this evening, Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that social distancing efforts of Irish people are ‘inspiring’.
He called on the public to continue to adhere to guidelines.
“The nationwide, collective effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been inspiring. We must keep up this effort, continue to protect the vulnerable in our society and ultimately flatten the curve,” Dr Holohan said.
Last week Ireland adopted tough additional measures designed to limit the spread of #COVID19.
It has been a truly nationwide effort to stop the spread of this virus & to protect the vulnerable. We need to keep it going. We need to #FlattenTheCurve even more than we have.
— Dr Tony Holohan (@CMOIreland) April 4, 2020