Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.25 30 Mar 2020


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Coronavirus: 10 further deaths and 200 new cases confirmed in Ireland

A further 10 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland have died, the Department of Health confirmed on Sunday.

It brings the total number of deaths related to the outbreak of coronavirus here to 46.

Six of the people who passed away were located in the east of the country, three were in the northwest and one in the south. The median age of today’s reported deaths is 77.

citywest tracking app The new coronavirus facility at CityWest. Photo: Tom Douglas

No hospitals have reached ICU capacity, HSE confirms

The HSE has confirmed there are 88 people in intensive care due to coronavirus but no hospital has reached its ICU capacity.

Over 2,400 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ireland, however, up to 80% of cases do not need hospitalisation.

The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that a further 14 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died.

First of its kind COVID-19 facility to open at Citywest

The HSE has confirmed that a tracking app is in the works to assist them with contact tracing.

They are also going to use the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin to treat Coronavirus patients.

The Health Service is hoping to have the facility up and running within the next few months.

protective equipment ppe A Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 plane lands at Heathrow Airport in West London.

'Fáilte abhaile': Flight carrying protective equipment lands in Dublin Airport

A flight carrying almost €30m in personal protective equipment for healthcare workers has landed at Dublin Airport this afternoon.

The round trip to Beijing, undertaken by Aer Lingus, arrived back just before 3pm with masks, gowns and gloves among the items on board.

It is the first of a number of flights delivering over €200m worth of PPE to the country.

Support for Fine Gael surges amid COVID-19 crisis, opinion poll finds

Fine Gael's support has surged due to its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new opinion poll.

The Business Post/Red C poll published today has the party on 34%, an increase of 13 points on the General Election result.

Sinn Féin is up three to 28%, while FiannaFáil is down four to 18%.


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