By Katherine Condon
There are 69 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, according to the Department of Health.
Of the 69, 29 are male and 40 are female. 48 of the cases are said to be in the East of the country, 13 in the South, 5 in the North/Western region and 3 in the West of the country.
This brings the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 292 in Ireland.
In a COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer of the HSE said “cooperation of the health services has never been more important and I would like to thank our colleagues in their ongoing efforts to help us to prepare for the limit and spread of COVID-19.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said “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.”