Coronavirus: Six more deaths announced as health officials confirm 23 more cases

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
By Joel Slattery

Six more people have died having contracted Covid-19, health officials have announced.

This evening's announcement means there has now been a total of 1,743 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There are also 23 new confirmed cases of the virus - meaning the total cases since the outbreak began is now 25,565.

Fifteen of the latest cases are travel-related, the National Public Health Emergency Team, said.

Meanwhile, 29% of Irish people over the age of 16 have downloaded the Covid Tracer App, the Department of Health have said.

"We are at 1,071,581 downloads of the (app)," a tweet from department read, saying they aim to surpass 30% this evening.

Earlier today, authorities in Belfast announced no further coronavirus-related deaths in the North.