69 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland
As of St. Patrick's Day, there are 292 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland.
69 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Ireland, following the latest figures released by the Department of Health on Tuesday 17 March.
Of these new cases, 29 are male while 40 are female.
48 are associated with the east of the country, 13 are associated with the south, five are associated with the north/west and three are associated with the west.
To date, two people have died in Ireland in connection with the Covid-19 coronavirus.
In combination with the latest figures from Northern Ireland, there are now 354 confirmed cases on the island of Ireland.
Over 6,600 people in Ireland have been tested for the virus to date.
· 29 male, 40 female
· 48 are associated with the east of the country, 13 are associated with the south, 5 are associated with the north/west, and 3 are associated with the west #COVID2019 #coronavirus
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) March 17, 2020
"Co-operation across the health service has never been more important and I would like to thank our colleagues in their ongoing efforts to help us to prepare for and limit the spread of Covid-19," said Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health.
Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced details of a national recruitment plan for the Health Service Executive (HSE), encouraging healthcare workers to apply.
"Your country really needs you," said Harris.
"If you have a skillset or a qualification that can help our health service, please go to HSE.ie/oncall - be on call for Ireland. Thank you so much for all you are doing."
An appeal to help your country as we deal with #coronavirus #Covid19. We are hiring people right across the health service - https://t.co/FcV6QXr6i4 for more info and to apply. Thanks so much pic.twitter.com/XAPhk14Bo4
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 17, 2020