LATEST: 84 new cases of virus in Kilkenny as infections rise by over 6,000
A further six people have died after contracting the coronavirus as a record 6,110 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to 2,265. There has now been 107,997 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: 3,655 are in Dublin, 323 in Kildare, 291 in Cork, 234 in Limerick, 137 in Louth with the remaining 1,470 cases are spread across all other counties, including 84 further infections in Kilkenny.
Commenting on the upsurge in cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “Leaders and organisations in communities across the country now need to support their colleagues, neighbours, family and friends to keep to the spirit of public health advice. We must restrict our movements, we have to limit the people we interact with outside of our households, if we are to suppress the virus and sustain our essential services.”