Latest: Four deaths and 88 new Covid cases in Ireland

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 4 people with Covid-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,547 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am Monday 18 May the HPSC has been notified of 88 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 24,200 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.


There remains 475 confirmed cases in Donegal, the same figure that was reported the previous day.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “On the first day of Ireland moving into Phase One of reopening we have experienced the lowest number of deaths since March 27th. We have suppressed the virus and limited its impact on public health. We need to sustain this in the weeks and phases ahead.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said; “Every death is one too many, but the collective effort to date has saved many lives. We must save more by practicing physical distancing, especially in queues and public spaces, respiratory etiquette and hand washing.”

Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said: “Moving into a new phase in Ireland’s response to Covid-19, we now have an opportunity to increase our exercise activity up to 5 kilometres and participate with a friend outside of the household. I would urge anyone who can, to take advantage of this in order to improve mental health and wellbeing.”

Cases by county

Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases may be reassigned to another county.

County Number of cases % of total
Carlow 147 0.6
Cavan 788 3.3
Clare 315 1.3
Cork 1361 5.7
Donegal 475 2
Dublin 11693 48.6
Galway 432 1.8
Kerry 307 1.3
Kildare 1367 5.7
Kilkenny 300 1.2
Laois 253 1.1
Leitrim 79 0.3
Limerick 602 2.5
Longford 279 1.2
Louth 740 3.1
Mayo 552 2.3
Meath 780 3.2
Monaghan 480 2
Offaly 459 1.9
Roscommon 304 1.3
Sligo 129 0.5
Tipperary 524 2.2
Waterford 147 0.6
Westmeath 654 2.7
Wexford 212 0.9
Wicklow 657 2.7

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 16 May.

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