3 further deaths in relation to Covid-19, 47 new cases 1 year ago

3 further deaths in relation to Covid-19, 47 new cases

The figures were released at Wednesday evening's briefing.

There has been three further deaths in relation to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, as well as 47 new cases.


This brings Ireland's Covid-19 death toll to 1,659, and the total number of confirmed cases that the country has seen to 25,111.

The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years, while 8,004 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,093, with Cork having 1,517, followed by Kildare with 1,419.

Speaking at the briefing on Wednesday evening, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said that as of yet, in terms of the data, there is nothing to suggest that we will not be able to move into Phase Two on Monday.

However, he did point out that there are still five days left in the current phase, and that they are important.

It was also confirmed that Ireland's Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 91 per cent.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said on Wednesday evening: "This is positive news and confirms the expectation that most people who get Covid-19 will recover.


"However, it remains the case that this is an unpredictable virus and the prognosis for any one individual diagnosed, regardless of their current health, remains uncertain."

While figures have begun to decrease, the public is being urged to keep a two-metre distance when outdoors, maintain respiratory etiquette, and to continue to wash hands regularly.