Three more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 811 new cases 2 weeks ago

Three more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 811 new cases

“We have widespread community transmission in the country."

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified that three more people with Covid-19 have died.

The HPSC were also notified of 811 additional cases.

As of 2pm on Tuesday, 234 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. There were 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We have widespread community transmission in the country.

"The spread of Covid-19 is a whole population issue, which is why we’re appealing to every single individual, every single family, household, organisation, workplace, to act on public health advice. You are the frontline defence against this disease.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “If we see community transmission patterns continuing to grow, we’re going to see more vulnerable groups being infected and the result of that, unfortunately will be further hospitalisations and deaths.

"Limiting your contacts, avoiding crowds and following basic public health measures will ultimately save lives.”