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Coronavirus: Five deaths and 19 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

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HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE confirmed that a further five people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland.

The Department of Health also said that a further 19 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed here.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases here to 25,231, while the death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is now 1,695.

A total of 102 patients with confirmed cases of Covid-19 are in hospital, and off these, 29 cases are currently being treated in intensive care.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is set to meet again tomorrow to review Ireland’s ongoing response to the virus.

The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that NPHET will review updated advice from the World Health Organisation on face coverings and consider communication to the public regarding the appropriate use of face coverings in community settings.

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