LATEST: 259 new cases of virus confirmed
A further 271 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland this evening.
The Department of Health reported 76 people are being treated for the virus in hospitals, one less than yesterday’s figures.
27 people are now being treated in Intensive Care Units, the same as yesterday’s figure.
However, the department warned the number of cases may change due to future data validation amid the disruption caused by the cyber attack on the HSE’s system.