A doctor at the Mater Hospital in Dublin has died after contracting COVID-19.
He is the eighth healthcare worker in the country to die after contracting the disease.
Dr Syed Waqqar Ali was due to begin a shift at the Mater Hospital in April when he started to feel unwell.
He asked to be seen as a patient and was admitted after testing positive for COVID-19.
His condition deteriorated and Dr Ali spent three months in intensive care being cared for by his colleagues.
He passed away overnight.
Dr Ali- who cared for other COVID patients during the pandemic - is the eighth healthcare worker to die since the outbreak began.
The Mater says his colleagues will remember him as a hardworking and diligent doctor with a humble and down to earth personality.
The hospital has extended its sympathies to Dr Ali's wife, family and loved ones.
They said: "Dr Ali was a frontline healthcare worker who provided selfless emergency care to COVID-19 patients at number of hospitals as a locum during this emergency pandemic."
Members of the Oireachtas COVID-19 committee yesterday heard that 32% of confirmed COVID-19 cases here have healthcare workers.
319 healthcare workers have been hospitalised due to the virus, while 49 have been admitted to ICU.