Cases by county
*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 26 April.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 59 people with Covid-19 have died, of which 45 were laboratory confirmed.
There have now been a total of 1,159* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of 11am Tuesday 28th April, the HPSC has been notified of 229 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 19,877 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
There are 453 confirmed cases in Donegal
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
As of midnight Monday 27 April, 153,054 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 41,470 tests were carried out and of these 5,335 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 12.9%.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “While there are many facets to Ireland’s approach to managing the impact of COVID-19, NPHET’s primary responsibility is to consider the impact on the public’s health and to advise on measures that can limit that impact.”
There have been 20 further deaths as a result of coronavirus reported in hospitals in Northern Ireland, the biggest single daily increase. It brings the total number of fatalities in hospitals to 329. There were also 34 new cases, bringing the total to 3,408