The National Public Health Emergency Team has this evening (Tuesday) released the latest COVID-19 figures – confirming that there’s now 69 new confirmed cases in Ireland.

The cases are made up of 29 males and 40 females.

• 48 are associated with the east of the country
• 13 are associated with the south
• 5 are associated with the north/west
• 3 are associated with the west

In total there are now 292 confirmed cases and to date 2 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Today, Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE Dr Colm Henry and Chair of the COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group, Dr Cillian De Gascun, met with medical colleagues from across the health service to outline Ireland’s approach to date and to discuss how best to meet the challenges ahead.

“Cooperation across the health service has never been more important and I would like to thank our colleagues in their ongoing efforts to help us to prepare for and limit the spread of COVID-19,” Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, added that today’s meeting emphasised the importance of all coming together, sharing perspectives and ensuring that health workforces are supported and enabled “to respond dynamically at this crucial time”.