Ireland reports 126 new cases of coronavirus to bring total to 683

A man wearing a face mask on St. Patrick's Day as public events were cancelled as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's department of health on Friday said it had confirmed an additional 126 cases of the coronavirus down from a daily increase of 191 reported on Thursday.

A total of 683 people have become infected in Ireland, while three people have died.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries, editing by Louise Heavens)