Nine new Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 37 new cases 1 month ago

Nine new Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 37 new cases

Nine new deaths as a result of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland.

The Department of Health has confirmed that nine further deaths have occurred in the Republic of Ireland, and 37 new cases have been announced.

As of Tuesday evening (26 May), 1,615 people have died in the Republic since the outbreak began, while the total number of confirmed cases is at 24,735.

Chief Medical Officer Doctor Tony Holohan has said the response of the State to Covid-19 has been "significant", but that the work is by no means complete.

Figures were released on Tuesday evening with regards to at risk groups, with five new cases being confirmed among the homeless community, bringing the total to 25.

18 new cases have been confirmed among the travelling community, bringing their total to 64.

This comes on the same day that Northern Ireland announced that it had no deaths reported for the first time since 18 March.

As of Tuesday 26 May, The Department of Health's official death toll in Northern Ireland stands at 514.