LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,047 new cases of virus as 35 further deaths confirmed
A further 35 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,047 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,612. There have now been 201,763 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: 292 are in Dublin, 119 in Cork, 76 in Wexford, 60 in Limerick, 47 in Kildare and the remaining 453 cases are spread across all other counties, including 13 further infections in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said: ““No single intervention is perfect at preventing the spread of COVID-19, it takes many different individual actions to slow down the spread of the disease. Every action you take is another layer of protection between you and the virus – the more layers you have the more protection you have.”
“Public health measures are based on this principle. Keep physical distance from others, wash hands regularly, avoid crowds, wear face coverings and vaccines all provide you with layers of defence against COVID-19,” Dr Holohan concluded.