National Public Health Emergency Team meet today as COVID-19 deaths double

The number of Covid-19 related deaths here has more than doubled in 24 hours.

Ten more people diagnosed with the virus have died, bringing the death toll to 19.

There have also been a further 255 confirmed cases, meaning there are now 1,819 cases recorded.

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning, with health officials very concerned about increases in ICU admissions, clusters of nursing home cases, and the spread of the virus among health workers.

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says the death toll will continue to rise: