Covid-19 latest: 59 more deaths; 229 additional confirmed cases

Covid-19 latest: 59 more deaths; 229 additional confirmed cases
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie.

The Department of Health has confirmed the death of a further 59 Covid-19 patients, of which 45 were laboratory confirmed.

It brings the total number of people who have died following a coronavirus diagnosis in Ireland to 1,159.

A total of 299 additional cases have also been confirmed.

To date, 19,877 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 on the island of Ireland.

As of midnight on Monday, a total of 153,054 tests had been carried out across the country and 41,470 tests were carried out over the past week. Of these tests, 5,335 were positive.

Data from the HPSC, as of midnight on Sunday, revealed that 53% of people diagnosed with the virus are female and 42% are male.

It showed a total of 2,638 cases have been hospitalised, 358 have been admitted to ICU and 5,414 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Cork has the second highest number of cases with 1,126.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met today to determine a phased, risk-based, public health approach to inform any change to measures currently in place.

Earlier today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Cabinet that there are no indications that Covid-19 levels are low enough to allow any easing of the restrictions next week.

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