There are now 69 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland today, March 17th. The total number of cases in the Republic of Ireland now stands at 292.
The cases confirmed today are 29 males and 40 females. Of those, 48 are associated with the east of the country, 13 are associated with the south, 5 are associated with the north/west, and 3 are associated with the west.
In Northern Ireland, there have been 10 more confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases on the island of Ireland, therefore, is 354. Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“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. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, commented: “Todays’ meeting emphasised the importance of us all coming together, sharing our perspectives and ensuring that our health workforces are supported and enabled to respond dynamically at this crucial time.”