Three more patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Health has confirmed.
A further 10 people have contracted the virus.
There have now been a total of 1,720 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. A total of 25,391 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed nationwide since the outbreak began.
Commenting this evening, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer called on people to continue to be on alert for symptoms of the coronavirus: “While we now have a robust testing system in place. The success of this system is dependent on people isolating and coming forward to their GP as soon as they experience symptoms. Cough, fever, shortness of breath, change in smell or taste, flu like symptoms should be treated as COVID-19 until a GP assessment or test deems otherwise. If you are experiencing these symptoms, do not go to work or socialise. Self isolate in your household and contact your GP by phone without delay.”