LATEST: Two more people die as a result of Covid-19 as total cases pass 1,500

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Two more people have died as a result of Covid-19, according to the latest update from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre

That brings the total number of deaths in Ireland to nine. Both the latest victims, a man and a woman, were in the east of the country. 

The total number of cases in Ireland now stands at 1,564 with 235 new cases confirmed on Wednesday.