Death rate drops again according to latest Covid-19 figures

A further 39 people have died as a result of Covid-19 according to figures released this evening, Sunday, April 19. This marks a drop on figures released over the last two days.

On Friday, April 17, 44 people lost their lives to the virus in Ireland. This dropped to 41 deaths yesterday, Saturday, April 18 and dropped a further 2 today. Although this decline is small, it is a move in the right direction.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 37 of the most recent deaths were located in the east and 2 in the west of the country.

The deaths included 19 females and 20 males and 29 of those who died had underlying health conditions.

There have now been 610 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11.15am Sunday 19 April, the HPSC has been notified of the following cases;
· An additional 445 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by Irish laboratories
· An additional 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by a laboratory in Germany

With the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 15,251 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

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