25 further deaths and 365 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland 1 month ago

25 further deaths and 365 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

There have now been 235 deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

25 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland and 365 new cases have been confirmed the Department of Health.

It brings the total number of deaths in Ireland to 235 and the total number of confirmed cases to 6,074.

13 of the deaths were in the east of the country, eight were in the north, two were in the south and two were in the west.

The median age of today's reported deaths was 80 wile the media age of confirmed cases is 48.

Five people were confirmed dead in the last 24 hours in Northern Ireland, meaning that the current island-wide death toll stands at 313.

Gardaí have urged the public to follow public health advice and stay home this week and during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

In a press conference on Wednesday morning, Commissioner Drew Harris announced that permanent checkpoints were being erected on major roads across the country, saying: "We are sending a clear message, if you're travelling outside the two kilometre limit unnecessarily, you will be turned back."

Gardaí said that Operation Fanacht is focused on ensuring compliance with travel restrictions with the aim of saving lives.