Nineteen more people who had COVID-19 have died, while 330 new cases of the disease have been notified to authorities.
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed in a statement this evening (Sunday, May 03rd) that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) was informed of the deaths of 19 people today.
It brings the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,303.
As of 11am this morning, the HPSC was notified of 330 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland now stands at 21,506.
In the statement, NPHET said the HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Meanwhile, new data from the HPSC shows that a breakdown of data up to Friday (May 1st) relating to 21,064 cases, shows that the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years.
A total of 2,825 cases (13%) have been hospitalised.
Of those hospitalised, 363 cases have been admitted to ICU.
Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,406, followed by Kildare with 1,242 cases and then Cork with 1,164 cases.
Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63 per cent, close contact accounts for 34 per cent, travel abroad accounts for 3 per cent.