First Irish person dies from Covid-19

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The first recorded death in relation to the Covid-19 virus has been reported in Ireland.

The female patient, who died in the east of the country, had an underlying illness as well as the virus.

Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health ‘Dr Tony Holohan’ stated that “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”.

Mr Holohan also extends his condolences to the family and friends of the patient.

-Sam Fitzsimons