19 May 2022

LATEST: Another sixteen people dead from coronavirus in Ireland as cases soar by 370

Carlow cases remain at twelve

The number of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland who have died in the latest 24-hour period has risen by sixteen, according to the Department of Health.

The latest figureswere released on Monday, April 6.

The previous daily increase was 21.

There have now been 174 Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic.

It has also been confirmed that there have been 370 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 5,364.

The number of deaths in Northern Ireland has risen by seven, to 70, it also emerged. The number of cases there has risen by 69 to 1,158.

The Health Service Executive said the capacity to test for coronavirus will be doubled in the Republic from this week, to around 4,500 tests a day. 

A network of laboratories and community test centres have been set up across the country. 

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