Coronavirus death toll more than DOUBLES in Ireland

The coronavirus death toll has more than doubled in Ireland after the total went from nine to 19 in just one day.

Ten more cases of Covid-19 were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team on Thursday. 

Today Naval personnel were pictured at St John Rogerson's Quay in Dublin, where a testing centre for the virus has been established. 

Pictured: The testing centre at Sir John Rogerson's Quay in Dublin, where Navy personnel are assisting medical staff at the testing centre

Pictured: The testing centre at Sir John Rogerson's Quay in Dublin, where Navy personnel are assisting medical staff at the testing centre 

Ireland has had 1,819 cases of the virus so far as the pandemic sweeps across the globe.

A sporty 28-year-old patient from Kerry revealed earlier this week how the 'cruel' disease almost killed him within days of him first feeling sick. 

Micheal Prendergast described having an acute shortness of breath, a sky-high temperature and convulsions which wracked his body as it tried to fight off the disease.

After being placed in quarantine in hospital he said he started contemplating his own mortality, and is sure he would have died without care.

Micheal Prendergast

Micheal Prendergast

Micheal Prendergast, 28, from Kerry in Ireland, said he caught coronavirus two weeks ago while working in London before flying home to Ireland because he had no symptoms

Speaking to the News Talk show in Ireland, he said: 'I thought [it would be mild] before I got it.

'But once I was experiencing the sickness with it, it brings every sort of existential question with it

'"Am I going to live? Have I lived a good life? Did I waste time?" It's a very emotional time.'

Mr Prendergast explained to Sky News that he likely caught the disease while working in London and a journalist, but had no symptoms for the

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