More than 9,000 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Ireland have now recovered.
The recovery group is divided into two sections – 8,377 people who recovered in the community and a further 856 in hospital.
The figures have been released by the Department of Health, the first time they have done so.
Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said the figures were broadly in line with recovery rates in other countries.
He said: “It’s giving us a picture which is probably similar to what our understanding, our expectation, might have been.”
“It doesn’t surprise us in terms of what we might have expected, and some of the figures that we would have had all along about our hospitalisation rates, our admission rates into intensive care, would be suggesting that we’re having an experience of the disease which is consistent with the international picture.”Tags: