LATEST: 196 new cases of virus, new infections recorded in Kilkenny, Dublin faces tighter restrictions as infections soar
There has been no further coronavirus related deaths but 196 more cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus remains at 1,781. There are now 30,360 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 follows: 107 in Dublin, 12 in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, 8 in Wicklow, 7 in Meath, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Laois, 6 in Westmeath, and the remaining 32 cases are located in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.
The latest cases were confirmed amid reports today that NHPET has advised the Government to reduce the number of social visitors allowed to people’s homes in Dublin.
RTÉ said the new measures could mean that just six visitors, from two other households, instead of three other households, will be permitted. The measures would be introduced for three weeks in Dublin if accepted by the Government.
The State broadcaster also reported the opening of all pubs in Dublin on September 21 may also be contingent on the spread of the virus in the capital at that point.
Tighter visitor restrictions may also be introduced in residential facilities to protect vulnerable and older people.