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Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Published: 6 April 2020
From: Department of Health

April 6

16 deaths and 370 cases of COVID-19 confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 16 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

  • 11 deaths located in the east, 4 in the north west, 1 in the west of the country
  • the patients included 6 females and 10 males
  • 4 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
  • the median age of today’s reported deaths is 78

There have now been 174 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 370 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Monday 6th April.

There are now 5,364 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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Minister announces initiative to help patients access medical cannabis products during COVID-19

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has announced an initiative for patients who avail of a Ministerial licence for medicinal cannabis products to have the products delivered.

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April 1 - 5

April 5

21 deaths and 390 new cases confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 21 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died:

  • 17 deaths located in the east, 2 in the south, 2 in the west of the country
  • the patients included 9 females and 12 males
  • 12 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
  • the median age of today’s reported deaths is 81

There have now been 158 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 390 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Sunday 5 April.

There are now 4,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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See an analysis of the 4,443 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of 3 April 2020.

April 4

17 deaths and 331 new cases confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 17 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died:

  • 15 deaths located in the east, 1 in the south, 1 in the west of the country
  • the patients included 4 females and 13 males
  • 13 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
  • the median age of today’s reported deaths is 77

There have now been 137 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 331 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as of 1pm, Saturday 4 April. There are now 4,604 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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See an analysis of the 4,014 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of 2 April 2020.


Minister for Health announces enhanced measures to support nursing home residents in response to COVID-19

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has announced further measures to support nursing homes residents in the context of the overarching response to COVID-19.

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April 3

22 deaths and 424 new cases confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has been informed that 22 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

There have now been 120 deaths from COVID-19 in Ireland. The median age of COVID-19-related deaths in Ireland is 82.

A further 424 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ireland. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 4273 in Ireland.

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See an analysis of the 3,655 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of 1 April 2020.


Minister signs regulations to help with prescriptions during COVID-19

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has made changes to ensure that patients will no longer have to bring paper scripts to pharmacists to get prescriptions or repeat prescriptions. Instead - these prescriptions will be emailed to the pharmacy from the prescribing doctor via the HSE's Healthmail system.

As well as this, prescription lengths have been increased - so people with a prescription for 6 months will have the validity period extended to 9 months.

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April 2

13 deaths and 402 new cases confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 13 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

  • 9 deaths located in the east, 1 in the south, 3 in the west of the country
  • the patients included 4 females and 9 males
  • 10 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions

There have now been 98 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.

There have been 402 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the number of cases to 3,849 in total.

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See an analysis of the 3,282 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of 31 March 2020.

April 1

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

  • 10 deaths located in the east, 4 in the south
  • the patients included 7 females and 7 males
  • 8 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions

There have now been 85 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 212 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Wednesday 1 April. There are now 3,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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See an analysis of the 2,990 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as of 30 March 2020.

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