14 more die from Covid-19 bringing total death toll to 36

This is the highest number of deaths to date in a single day

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14 more deaths from coronavirus in Ireland

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have died.

All 14 deaths located in the east of the country. The median age of today’s reported deaths is 81.

There have now been 36 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, and 51 on the island of Ireland.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 294 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Saturday 28 March.

There are now 2,415 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today, we have our highest recorded number of deaths so far. Our condolences are with the family and friends of all patients who have died as a result of Covid -19.

“We thank all citizens who have complied with restrictive measures, who continue to follow public health advice and remain concerned for those around them.

“We must remain focused in our shared efforts to prevent the spread of this infection, to prevent severe illness especially that which requires ICU admission and ultimately save lives.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The Department of Health, HSE and our frontline workers will continue to take every action against Covid-19, but it is each and every one of us, individually, who has the power to reduce this threat. Stay at home, follow the advice and protect one another.”

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