Eight more people have died due to Covid-19 in the Republic, health officials have confirmed this evening.
The Department of Health also reports that eight new cases of the disease have been confirmed.
As of 8pm on Wednesday, the number of patients with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals is now 75, with 29 people in intensive care.
Minister for Health Simon Harris yesterday announced the positive news that 92% of those diagnosed have now recovered in the community or been discharged from hospital.
Our progress continues! Today for the 1st time in such a very long time we see fewer than 100 patients with #Covid19 in hospitals. The figure is now 75. A very significant decrease. Keep the number reducing by minimising close contacts, keeping social distance & following advice pic.twitter.com/k1dUJYbm0A
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) June 11, 2020