Thirty-one more deaths have been recorded in Ireland in patients who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
It brings the total number of deaths here to 365.
A further 992 cases of the virus have been confirmed, bringing the total number over 10,000 to 10,647.
In Clare, the Department has announced 10 additional cases, bringing the total number here to 98.
Health officials have stressed that the next three weeks, up to the proposed end-date of May 5th for the current lockdown restrictions, will be crucial in Ireland’s battle against COVID-19.