10 more people have died from coronavirus in Ireland, 255 new confirmed cases
This brings the total number of cases in the Republic of Ireland to 1,819.
10 more people have died from coronavirus in Ireland in the past 24 hours, which brings the total number of deaths as a result of the virus to 19 in Ireland.
There was also 255 new confirmed cases announced by the Department of Health on Thursday night, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland to 1,819.
13 of the 19 people who have died in Ireland were male, and the other six were female.
The median age of patients who have died in Ireland is 79.
This also means that there is a total of 29 deaths as a result of Covid-19 on the island of Ireland, with a total of 2,060 confirmed cases.
The Department of Health revealed that 47 cases in total have been admitted to ICU.
Community transmission now accounts for 51% of the cases.
Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health Doctor Tony Holohan reiterated on Thursday that "We are only at the beginning of the curve. We need every citizen to heed the advice and measures put in place to protect all of us".
A meeting took place on Thursday that discussed possible further safety measures that could be implemented, and another meeting will take place on Friday.
This announcement comes on the same day that the Economic and Social Research Institute revealed that Ireland is likely to experience a loss of 350,000 jobs and go through a recession in 2020.