Update: 36 more Covid-19 deaths here bring overall death toll to 210, including six more in the north-west

283 recorded deaths north and south from Coronavirus

Dundalk nurse applauds 'massive team effort' in Covid-19 fight

Dundalk nurse applauds 'massive team effort' in Covid-19 fight

The number of deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic now stands at 210 in the Republic of Ireland.

Earlier today, it was reported that there had been an additional 36 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who have have died.

It is the single highest recorded number in a single day, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said this evening.  

Of the 36 deaths, 27 were located in the east, six in the north west, and three in the south.

That brings the number of people who have died on the island to 283.

345 more cases of the coronavirus have also been diagnosed in the Republic, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 5,709.

There have been 114 cases confirmed in Co. Donegal.

A total of 42,484 tests nationally have been carried out up to midnight last night.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said that the effect of the measures that have been put in place has already pushed back the peak of the curve for Covid-19 numbers. 

Earlier it was revealed that there have been a total of 73 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland bringing the number of confirmed cases to 1,255.

There are a further 55 patients in critical care, its Health Minister Robin Swann revealed. 

It was also confirmed that Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland administrations had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) their co-operation in the battle against coronavirus.

To date 75,500 people have died around the world from the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 53,928 people in Europe,

including 16,523 in Italy, 13,798 in Spain, 8,911 in France and 5,373 in Britain.

British Prime Minister remains in ICU at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

 

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