The death toll continues to rise here in Ireland with a further 28 dying from Covid-19 according to the latest figures announced this evening, Thursday, April 9, 2020.
To date the number of people who have died in Ireland is 263.
500 more cases of Covid-19 have also been diagnosed in the Republic, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 6,574.
Of the 263 people with the virus to die in this country, 72% died in a hospital environment with a further 11% (30 deaths) occurring in intensive care units.
81% of people who have died so far from Covid-19 had underlying health conditions.
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