Covid-19: Two more deaths as cases rise by 219

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23rd March, 2020
Covid-19: Two more deaths as cases rise by 219
Members of the Defence Forces and the HSE at the LÉ Samuel Beckett on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, where Covid-19 testing is being carried out. Picture:

Two more patients with Covid-19 have died as the total number of cases rose by 219 to 1,125. There have now been six deaths related to the coronavirus.

The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet tomorrow to discuss potential further measures to tackle the outbreak, Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer said.

“We understand the anxiety this outbreak may be causing people. All aspects of our public health advice are constantly reviewed by the [team] and...

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