Ireland’s coronavirus cases rise to 557 from 366

A woman wears a surgical mask while shopping in the Grafton shopping area of in Dublin on March 12, 2020. (AP)

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland rose to 557 on Thursday from 366 a day earlier, the highest daily increase so far, the health department said.

"In broad terms, the total number of cases is not out of line with what we have predicted for the course of the week," Ireland's chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, told a news conference.

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