Thirty-three more people diagnosed with Covid-19 have sadly died in the Republic, it was announced this evening.
In the latest daily briefing, figures from the Department of Health revealed that the total number of deaths in the State has risen from 288 to 320.
The validation of data at the Health Protection Surveillance Centre this week resulted in the denotification of one death.
Meanwhile, the number of new cases in the latest 24 hour period has risen by 553. The number of cases now stands at 8,928.
Meanwhile, 15 more people have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland. This is the biggest single rise in one day there, and brings the death to 107.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today’s figure of 553 (new cases) represents the largest number of new cases reported in a single day since the start of the outbreak.
“This should remind everyone of the importance of hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and physical distancing. These are the actions to suppress this infection. We need to continue with them.”
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