2 people have died of Covid 19 in the last 24 hours.
The patients are a female and in the east of the country, with an underlying health condition and a male, in the east of the country.
There have now been nine COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 235 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm,today.
34 cases are in Kildare.
There are now 1,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Chief Medical Officer, Tony Holohan:
Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 23rd March (1,164 cases), shows:
55% are male and 45% are female, with 63 clusters involving 289 cases
The median age of confirmed cases is 45 years
305 cases (26%) have been hospitalised
- Of those hospitalised, 39 cases have been admitted to ICU - 283 cases (24%) are associated with healthcare workers
Dublin has the highest number of cases at 559, (57% of all cases) followed by Cork with 133 cases (11%)
- Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 49%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 28%
Additional information on confirmed cases of Covid19 is here