Number of Irish Covid-19 deaths rises to nine
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that two patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.
The patients are a female and in the east of the country, with an underlying health condition and a male, in the east of the country.
There have now been nine COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 235 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1 p.m,. today.
There are now 1,564 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.