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17 More Coronavirus-Related Deaths In Republic

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

5:54 PM - 4 Apr 2020



17 more people have died in the Republic of Ireland after contracting COVID-19.

As of lunchtime today, 331 new cases were diagnosed - meaning in there have been 4,604 people diagnosed with the disease here.

Of the latest deaths, 15 were reported in the east of the country, with one each in the west and the south, including four women and 13 men.

13 of the patients were reported as having underlying health conditions.

The median age of today’s reported deaths is 77.

158 cases have been admitted to Intensive Care Units, while the total number of people being hospitalised due to coronavirus stands at 1,118.

Over 1,084 of the positive tests are healthcare workers - more than a quarter of the total.

Dublin has the highest number of cases with 2,251, followed by Cork with 304.

The Government today announced a range of new measures to help nursing homes deal with the coronavirus - including extra funding, prioritised coronavirus testing for staff and access to personal protective equipment.

40 coronavirus clusters have been recorded in nursing homes to date.

Dr Tony Holohan today said nursing homes remain "a priority for our focused attention and we will continue to monitor the rate of infection within these environments and support the sector through this outbreak".

Earlier, the latest figures from Northern Ireland showed a further eight patients had died after contracting coronavirus - bringing the total number of deaths there to 56.

Main image: File photo of Dr Tony Holohan. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews


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