#Covid-19: 36 further deaths, 345 new cases of coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland 3 months ago

#Covid-19: 36 further deaths, 345 new cases of coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland

36 more people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

17 females and 19 males passed away, the median age of those who have died is 81.

This is the single highest daily total since the outbreak began.

Announced at this evening's Department of Health briefing, this brings the total number of deaths in the Republic of Ireland to 210.

345 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed - community transmission still accounts for two thirds or sixty seven percent of cases. There are now 5,709 cases confirmed cases in total.

There have been three more deaths in Northern Ireland, bringing the total number of deaths to 73. 97 new cases have also been confirmed with the total now at 1,255.

Earlier today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reminded people across the country how important it is to stay at home and help to flatten the curve, slowing down the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland.

He urged people who have holiday homes to avoid travelling to them and also to avoid visiting caravan parks for the bank holiday Easter weekend.

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan echoed these concerns at this evening's briefing saying that it's important that people continue to comply with the current measures. However, Mr Holohan said that it is not a case of adding stricter restrictions in Dublin as the virus is continuing to grow at a similar proportion, despite varying numbers, across the country.