The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The cases are made up of 29 males and 40 females:
There have been 2 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Ireland.
There are now 292 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Today, Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE Dr Colm Henry and Chair of the COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group, Dr Cillian De Gascun, met with medical colleagues from across the health service to outline Ireland’s approach to date and to discuss how best to meet the challenges ahead.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: