The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.
- 10 deaths located in the east, 4 in the south
- the patients included 7 females and 7 males
- 8 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
There have now been 85 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 212 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Wednesday 1 April. There are now 3,447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health shows that 65% of people in Ireland are engaging in digital interactions with family and friends.
The nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, and which will be conducted twice weekly, reveals:
- 89% believe current social distancing measures are appropriate
- 94% are confident in their ability to adhere to new restrictions
- 85% feel they have adapted to changes since COVID-19 and know the steps to take if they develop symptoms
You can see the latest data on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Dashboard.