There were three more coronavirus deaths in Ireland on Friday.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says this was one person is in the north-west of the country and two women in the east.
There have now been 22 COVID-19 related deaths here.
There have also been 302 new confirmed cases as of 1.00pm on Thursday.
There are 2,121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Data from the HPSC, as of midnight on Wednesday, reveals:
- 54% are male and 46% are female, with 79 clusters involving 317 cases
- The median age of confirmed cases is 46 years
- 419 cases (26%) have been hospitalised
- Of those hospitalised, 59 cases have been admitted to ICU
- 375 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers
- Dublin has the highest number of cases at 922, (56% of all cases), followed by Cork with 171 cases (10%)
Of those for whom transmission status is known community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact 22% and travel abroad accounts for 26%.
It comes as more than 900 people have died form virus in Italy in the last 24 hours - the highest ever daily death toll.
There have been more than 9,000 fatalities in the country, and more than 80,000 people have been infected.
Meanwhile another 185 people have died from the virus in the UK - taking the total there to 769.
There were 168 more deaths in England, up from 521, taking its tally to 689.
Public Health Wales said another six people had died there with another eight deaths in Scotland.
Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency said three more people had died there, taking its total to 13.
There have also been another 34 cases reported, bringing the total number there to 275.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the country's health minister have also tested positive for the virus.
Italy has the most coronavirus deaths with 8,215, followed by Spain on 4,858 and China's Hubei province on 3,174.
But it is the US that has the most number of confirmed cases worldwide, after overtaking China on Thursday.