The Department of Health has confirmed that a Fourth person has died from coronavirus in Ireland and also that there are also 121 new cases this evening.

Department of Health breakdown county by county.

There are now 906 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland

· 159 cases (22%) are associated with healthcare workers

· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 402 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 101 cases (14%)

· There is now at least one confirmed case of Covid-19 in every county in Ireland

Testing Ramps Up

More than 40,000 people are waiting to be tested for Covid-19 – which the HSE says it is trying to work through.
It says it may take up to five days for people to be checked – but is reassuring people by saying more testing centres are being opened in the next couple of days.

The HSE says 60,000 testing kits will be in the country by Thursday and 100,000 a week after that.

Social Distancing

Glendalough Car Park This Weekend

Glendalough car park this weekend

Concerns have been raised over crowds gathering at beaches and parks, as a spell of good weather draws people out from their homes.

Many public parks have remained open since the Coronavirus outbreak began with no restrictions on crowd numbers.

It comes as The Health Minister has welcomed the decision of Wicklow County Council to close a car park at Glendalough over social distancing concerns.
Simon Harris says it’s the type of action required by people and organisations to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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