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Coronavirus Ireland: Man with underlying health condition becomes fourth person in Republic to die from Covid-19


A fourth person has died from coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland.

The patient was a man in the east of the country who had an underlying health condition, officials said.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre announced 121 new cases of Covid-19 this evening taking the total to 906 in the Republic.

A second person has also died of the disease in Northern Ireland.

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The elderly patient had an underlying medical condition and was being treated in hospital, Stormont’s health department said.

The news takes the death toll for the island of Ireland to six.

There were 20 new positives cases of the virus in Northern Ireland as of 2pm on Sunday, bringing the total there to 128.

That means there are now over 1,000 cases on the island of Ireland – 1,034, to be exact.

The Republic’s third victim was Eileen O’Neill, 88, who passed away on Wednesday, March 18 after bravely battling the deadly virus at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin.



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Grandmother-of-five Eileen, who was from Loughlinstown in Dublin, suffered a stroke in April last year and also had respiratory problems.

And as they struggled to cope with not being able to give her a proper funeral, her family warned the nation: “Anyone can contract it.”

Heartbroken Siobhan Cullen said: “Having spent her final hours with her, seeing her fighting to breathe for hours and what we as a family have experienced, I don’t wish anyone else to go through this.”

The Republic’s second death was a man and was announced on March 14.

The first death was announced on March 11, an elderly woman with underlying health issues who was being treated in a hospital in the east of the country.



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