ANOTHER four patients who had contracted Covid-19 have died, the Department of Health has confirmed.
The four additional deaths bring Ireland’s death toll to 1,714.
There have also been an additional 16 confirmed cases of the virus.
There is now 25,355 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland.
“The National Public Health Emergency Team met today and noted that approximately half of those diagnosed with Covid-19 in the community take more than two days from the onset of symptoms to make contact with their GP,” Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said.
“The most important actions anyone can take from the moment they experience symptoms associated with Covid-19 is to self-isolate immediately, restrict the movement of household contacts and make phone contact with their GP.”