CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Two more people have died from Covid-19 as total number of cases exceeds 1,000

All counties now have at least one case

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Coronavirus latest from the Department of Health

Two more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, bringing to six the number of people in Ireland who have died from the condition.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said both victims were male and from the east of the country. Neither of the deceased had suffered from a known underlying condition.

In his daily update, Dr Holohan said 219 new cases had been confirmed, bringing the total to 1,012.

He added that all counties now have at least one case.

In Northern Ireland there are 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were confirmed. That brings the number of confirmed cases there to 148, meaning the total on the island of Ireland is now 1,160.

Around 40,000 people are waiting for tests, with many more already tested and waiting for results. Dr Hololan said the rate of testing was likely to increase significantly in the coming days.

 

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