25 coronavirus deaths and 480 new cases confirmed 

25 coronavirus deaths and 480 new cases confirmed 
Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Twenty-five more people have died from Coronavirus and 480 new cases have been confirmed in Ireland.

There have now been 288 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

There were 7054 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland up to Wednesday night, but a total of 8,089 confirmed cases are now in Ireland including 1,035 German swab results which date back over the past days and weeks.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said the range of ages of people who died in Ireland after a Covid19 diagnosis since the outbreak began is from 32 to 105 and 62 people who have been admitted to Intensive Care have been discharged.

The median age of patients in intensive care is 61.

Healthcare workers now account for 1,949 of the cases.

The European Centre for Disease Control showed Ireland has 12% more confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The ECDC website is showing that 7,393 people in Ireland have tested positive for Covid-19 up to yesterday, Thursday, 10 April. An additional 819 cases which is 12% more than the amount reported in the media here and also published on the official Health Protection Surveillance Centre website daily.

However Mr Holohan stressed these are historical cases and do not affect the growth of the virus in real time.

The HSE has confirmed that it now has the capacity to process 4,500 tests for coronavirus per day.

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