by Utku Muratoglu
A cluster of four people who have confirmed positive for COVID-19, resides in the west of Ireland.
According to the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening, the cluster consists of two male and two females.
Speaking on RTE News at 9pm, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health would not confirm if it was a family. He said the patients were being treated, “in a hospital in the west of Ireland.” It is yet unclear in which county the affected people live.
This brings the number of COVID-19 cases in the Republic to a total of six confirmed cases since the weekend.
As with the two previous cases, the latest cases are linked to recent travel from northern Italy.
The total number of confirmed patients who have the virus on the island of Ireland is nine.