14 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland 6 months ago

14 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland's death toll has now risen to 85.

14 more people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland in the past 24 hours.

As well as that, 212 new cases of the virus were confirmed in the country.

The Republic of Ireland's death toll is now 85, with 115 deaths confirmed on the island of Ireland.

This latest announcement from the Department of Health brings the total number of confirmed cases in the Republic to 3,447.

10 of the 14 new deaths occurred in the east of the country, while four were in the south. Seven of the deaths were males and seven were females.

126 patients in Ireland have now been admitted to ICU.

The median age of those who have died in Ireland so far is 82.

As of the 2,990 cases that had been identified by midnight on Monday 20 March, 48% of cases are male, with 52% female.

Chief Medical Officer Doctor Tony Holohan missed Wednesday evening's briefing, as he has been admitted to St James’s Hospital for tests after he felt unwell on Tuesday night.

It is hoped that he will return for Thursday night's briefing.