Almost 90% of people with the coronavirus who have died so far in Ireland are aged over 65.

However, a second death has now been recorded in the 25-34 age group, according to the latest data published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

The data is based on the 3,282 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Ireland up until midnight on Tuesday 31 March.

This shows that of the 91 deaths that occurred up until that time, 81 were aged over 65, six of the people who died were in the 55-64 age group, while two younger people aged between 25 and 34 also died.

There was one person aged between 35 and 44 and one person in the 45 to 54 age category who also died.

The number of clusters of infection in nursing homes around the country has also increased significantly to 38.

There are now 160 clusters involving 659 cases of the virus in total. Clusters are groups of 3 people or more.

Overall, 29 clusters are in hospitals, 11 are in residential institutions and six are in community or long stay units.

The figures show that 841 healthcare workers have contracted the virus, still accounting for 25% of all cases in Ireland.

Of cases imported to Ireland, more people contracted the virus in the UK than in Italy.

The figures show that there are 85 cases linked to travel with the United Kingdom, while 60 are related to Italy.

Dublin remains the county with the most cases at 1,838 or 56%.

Cork has the second highest figure of 272, accounting for 8.3%.

Meanwhile, Westmeath, which despite having only 81 recorded cases, now has the second highest incidence rate of the virus after Dublin, per 100,000 of population.

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