LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,006 new cases of virus as 54 further deaths confirmed
A further 54 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,006 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,794. There have now been 205,939 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: 516 in Dublin, 63 in Cork, 46 in Galway, 43 in Meath, 36 in Louth and the remaining 302 cases are spread across all other counties, less than five of which were recorded in Kilkenny.
As of 8am today, 1,032 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 173 are in ICU. 40 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
240,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland as of February 7 – 153,654 people have received their first dose, while 86,833 people have received their second dose.