Twenty-eight more people have died from the coronavirus in Ireland, according to the latest figures.
500 new cases have also been confirmed here on Thursday.
This is the largest number of cases in a single day since the outbreak began.
It brings the death toll to 263, with a total of 6,574 cases.
Of those who died on Thursday 13 were men and 15 were women.
Some 19 of them had reported an underlying medical condition.
Overall, 187 of those who have died were hospitalised and died in a hospital environment.
Thirty of the patients died in an ICU setting.
There are reports of underlying medical conditions in 214 patients.
While the gender breakdown is 161 men and 102 women.
The median age of all deaths is 81.
Analysis of coronavirus cases as of midnight on Tuesday showed:
- 1,521 had been admitted to hospital
- 230 people were admitted to an ICU
- There were reports of 317 clusters, accounting for 1,391 individual cases
- 1,765 healthcare workers have been infected (27%)
- The median age of all cases is 48
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There are now over 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe.
The virus, which has been spreading globally for 100 days, has claimed almost 90,000 lives.
Another 765 patients have died in England - bringing the total there to 7,248.
In Scotland, the death toll rose by 81 on Thursday taking the total to 447.
Wales has reported another 41 deaths, taking the total there to 286.
And in Northern Ireland a further four people have died - meaning the total number of virus-related deaths across the border is at 82.
The US has been most affected, with 432,000 confirmed cases and over 14,000 deaths.
While Europe is the worst-hit continent - with 787,000 diagnosed cases and 62,000 fatalities.
Italy's death toll stands at over 17,500 followed by Spain with over 15,000 deaths.
In France, where the number of fatalities is approaching 11,000, lockdown measures will extend beyond April 15th.