62 COVID19 cases confirmed in Cork - 191 additional cases identified nationwide

At a press briefing this evening it was confirmed that 191 new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed.

191 new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in the country today. 

It brings to 557 the number of confirmed cases. 

Meanwhile another COVID19 related death has been recorded bringing to three the number of deaths associated with the virus here in Ireland.

Monaghan remains the only county in Ireland without a case so far with every other county recording cases. 

It also emerged that 43 is the median age of people affected by the virus. 

In Northern Ireland an additional 77 people tested positive, representing an increase of nine on yesterday's figures, while earlier it was confirmed that Northern Ireland had its first death relating to the virus. It brings to 634 the number of COVID19 confirmed cases and four the number of deaths on the island of Ireland. 

The Department of Health has confirmed that of the confirmed cases 84 of the cases are healthcare workers and 28 were associated with foreign travel.

Meanwhile the majority of cases so far (172) have been diagnosed in Dublin, followed by 62 in Cork and 14 in Limerick.

Chief medical officer with the Dept of Health Dr Tony Holohan reinforced the message to young people of the risk they could represent to older people and more vulnerable people in their families:

 

 

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