Ten new deaths of Covid-19 today in Ireland

Ten new deaths of Covid-19 today in Ireland

Ten new deaths of Covid-19 today in Ireland

There have been 14 new deaths confirmed in Ireland today as a result of coronavirus.

6 deaths are located in the east of the country, 3 in the northwest of the country and 1 in the south.

Six more people have died with coronavirus in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 21.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 200 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as of 1pm today. The number of Kildare cases now stands at 56, an increase on yesterday's figure of 45.

The HSE has confirmed that a tracking app is in the works to assist them with contact tracing.

53% are male and 46% are female, with 91 clusters involving 351 cases.

"But we are doing this to keep you safe, to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 infection so that the health service has the capacity to deal with those who need their help the most", she said.

489 cases (26%) have been hospitalised. 564 individuals have been hospitalised with 77 of these admitted to ICU and 504 of those diagnosed are healthcare workers.

The health executive, which on Sunday unveiled plans to turn a 750-room hotel into an isolation facility, said it was planning on the assumption that the virus' impact on Ireland will peak between April 10 and 14.

Community transmission remains the biggest spread of Coronavirus in Ireland (51%) followed by travel overseas (25%) and close contact (24%).

It also represents the highest number of deaths in a single day to date.

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".

It comes as new powers came into effect in Northern Ireland to enforce a "stay at home" order.

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