27 new cases of virus in Kilkenny as five further deaths confirmed
A further five people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 527 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to 2,154. There has now been 78,776 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
The breakdown of the latest cases is as follow: 191 are in Dublin, 54 in Cork, 44 in Donegal, 32 in Wexford, 27 in Kilkenny, with the remaining 179 cases are spread across 20 other counties.