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A Covid-19 information sign at Washington Street in Cork.Picture Denis Minihane.
A Covid-19 information sign at Washington Street in Cork.Picture Denis Minihane.

Latest: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 rises to 1,329 in Ireland; Seventh death recorded

The Department of Health has confirmed the death of a seventh Covid-19 patient in Ireland.

A man, from the east of the country, had an underlying health condition.

The department also confirmed 204 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1,329.

There are over 1,500 cases confirmed on the island of Ireland.

As of midnight on Monday, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country.

The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), as of midnight on Sunday, March 22, when 965 cases were confirmed, reveals that 55% of those with Covid-19 are male and 45% are female.

A total of 277 people tested positive for Covid-19 have been hospitalised. Of those hospitalised, 36 cases have been admitted to ICU and 47 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Cork has the second-highest number of cases with 123 confirmed cases in the county. Dublin has the highest number of cases at 535, as of midnight on Sunday.

Following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team on Tuesday morning to review Ireland’s response to limiting the spread of Covid-19, new restrictions adopted by the government were put in place.

Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are now in the crucial weeks of our response to Covid-19. All actions we take are based on epidemiological evidence and in proportion to our experience on this island.”

NPHET will meet again on Thursday to review Ireland’s ongoing preparedness and response to COVID-19.