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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a patient diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland has passed away.
This is the first recorded death relating to Covid-19 reported in Ireland.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this patient. I urge the media and the public to respect their privacy at this difficult time.
“We continue our efforts to interrupt the transmission of this virus. It will take all of us, collectively to succeed. Please continue to follow public health advice.”