17 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, 73 new cases

17 more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, 73 new cases

"90% of confirmed cases diagnosed with Covid-19 have recovered."


17 more people have sadly died from Covid-19 in Ireland the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed.


It brings the total number of deaths of Covid-19 related deaths in the country to 1,631.


73 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed taking the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland since the outbreak began to 24,803.


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


Speaking on Wednesday, Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health Tony Holohan said that 90% of confirmed cases of the virus have recovered.

"To date, 90% of confirmed cases diagnosed with Covid-19 have recovered," Dr Holohan said.

"But we cannot afford to stop the hard work involved in suppressing this virus. Covid-19 is a new disease. Ireland and the world understand more about the virus now than we did at the outset of this crisis.


"What we do know is that hand washing, social distancing and knowing when to self-isolate do work.


“These measures are the most effective tool we have to keep this virus suppressed and keep up this recovery rate.


"We know that the vast majority of Irish people understand this, and that they are staying the course with us as we continue to keep case numbers as low as possible.”