Coronavirus: Three more deaths in West confirmed in worst day to date

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There have been another 17 deaths related to the COVID-19 coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the National Public Health Emergency Team has confirmed.

Three of these coronavirus deaths were in the West, while eight were located in the east, three in the south and three in the north-west.

The latest update available for Galway shows that the number of confirmed cases is rising gradually. There are now 86 cases in the county which means Galway remains the third most affected in the state after Dublin and Cork.

Nationally, in the past 24 hours, there have been 325 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic and 53 new cases in the North.

The total number of cases on the island of Ireland is now 3,821 and 99 people have died (71 in the Republic).

As of Sunday night, 113 people in the state have required ICU treatment according to the latest data from the Department of Health.

To date, 30,213 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the Republic, as of midnight, Monday 30 March.

Over the past week, the positivity rate for tests carried out increased from 6% to 15%.