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Ireland 292 coronavirus cases in the Republic of Ireland

08:28  18 march  2020
08:28  18 march  2020 Source:   bbc.com

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The total number of coronavirus cases in the Republic of Ireland has now reached 292.

This represents a rise of 69 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The Irish Department of Health said the cases announced on Tuesday are made up of 29 males and 40 females

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The first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland . The patient is a male in the eastern part of the country, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. It said he is currently receiving appropriate medical care,. The case is associated with travel from an affected area

The first case of coronavirus in Northern Ireland has been confirmed, the Dr McBride said the case was specifically linked to travel but the patient had not been on a school trip. Anyone experiencing symptoms, even if mild, after travelling from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea

The Health Service Executive in the Republic has said it is now "working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread".

a close up of a coral: There has been a rise of 69 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland © Getty Images There has been a rise of 69 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said: "Co-operation 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".

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland now stands at 62 - a rise of 10 from Monday.

The total number of tests completed is 1,338.

Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, is advised to contact HSE Live (1850 24 1850 , www.hse.ie/eng/hselive)

If you are unwell with a cough, especially with respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) you should isolate yourself immediately and phone your GP.

If you have a COVID-19 related travel query, you can call the dedicated advice centre on (01)613 1733.

Follow the government’s latest travel advice here

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