DUBLIN (Reuters) – Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland rose to 34 on Tuesday from 24 a day earlier, Ireland’s health department said in a statement, bringing the total number of cases on the island of Ireland to 50.

Four more cases were identified earlier on Tuesday in Northern Ireland, the British region which shares an open border with the Irish republic, bringing the total there to 16, Northern Ireland’s health department said.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin)