360 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed across Ireland 1 month ago

360 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed across Ireland

The number of people who have died with the virus has not been published since last Friday's cyber attack.

As of midnight on Sunday, The Department of Health has been notified of 360 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Ireland.

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The number of people who have died with the disease has not been published since the HSE and the Department of Health both faced a cyberattack last Friday.

There are currently 110 Covid-19 patients in hospital. Of those in hospital due to the virus, 42 are in intensive care units, a number which is unchanged from yesterday's figures.

The Department has said that the daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.

Early on Friday, the HSE announced it had temporarily shut down its IT system after it was targeted in a "significant ransomware attack".

Described as possibly the most significant cybercrime attack on the Irish state by Minister of State for eGovernment Ossian Smyth, it has caused major disruptions to health services across the country.

A further cyber attack was carried out on the Department of Health after the ransomware attack on the Health Service Executive (HSE) earlier this week.

The Department has shut down its systems and is working to safely restore its data amid the attack and has been "working to respond" to the incident since Thursday.

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A digital note from the cybercrime group believed to be responsible has been left on the Department's IT systems.

The note is believed to be similar to the one discovered amid the HSE hack earlier this week.

The Department of Health confirmed that The National Cyber Security Centre, along with the Gardaí and the Defence Forces, is currently investigating the attacks.