#Covid-19: 25 further deaths, 365 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Republic of Ireland 1 month ago

#Covid-19: 25 further deaths, 365 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Republic of Ireland

25 further deaths and 365 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.

The latest figures were released on Wednesday evening.

13 of the deaths were located in the east of the country, 8 in the north, 2 in the south and 2 in the west.

18 people were reported as having underlying health conditions.
There have now been 235 COVID-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, while the total number of confirmed cases stands at 6,074.

The HSE is now working to identify any contacts that the patients may have ha to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

The news comes as Gardaí have set up checkpoints on major roads across the country to stop Easter travel.

Operation Fanacht will be in place from noon on Wednesday (April 8) until Monday night (April 13), and will see 2,500 Gardaí working at checkpoints at any time.

In a press conference on Wednesday morning, Commissioner Drew Harris announced that permanent checkpoints were being erected on major roads across the country, saying: "We are sending a clear message, if you're travelling outside the two kilometre limit unnecessarily, you will be turned back."