The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
As of midnight last night (Thursday) the HPSC has been notified of 772 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of 2pm today 325 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU.
There has been an 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “The overall situation has improved, but we have to remember that these are very early days. This improvement will only be maintained if we keep going in our efforts. We have to remember that incidence is increasing in older age groups, who are particularly vulnerable to this disease. The way in which we can protect them is if we continue to drive down transmission across the whole population.”