LATEST: 235 new cases of virus confirmed in Kilkenny
A further nine people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 4,842 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to 2,336. There has now been 140,727 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: 1,049 are in Dublin, 530 in Cork, 514 in Waterford, 405 in Wexford, 247 in Louth and the remaining 2,097 cases are spread across all other counties, including 235 further infections in Kilkenny.
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