Three more Covid-19 deaths in the NW as national total reaches 71


71 people have now died from Covid-19 in Ireland after another 17 deaths were confirmed tonight, three of them in the North West.
325 new cases were confirmed today, with a national total of 3,235. As of midnight on Saturday, 46 cases were confirmed in Donegal, a 24 hour increase of 10.

Dept of Health statement in full –
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 17 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.
·        8 deaths located in the east, 3 in the south, 3 in the north-west and 3 in the west of the country
·        Patients included 4 females and 13 males
·        Median age of today’s reported deaths is 84
·        8 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
There have now been 71 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 325 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Tuesday 31 March.
There are now 3,235 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.


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