LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,062 new cases of virus as 10 further deaths confirmed
A further 10 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,068 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,317. There have now been 197,553 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: 335 in Dublin, 137 in Cork, 73 in Wexford, 58 in Galway,54 in Kildare and the remaining 405 cases are spread across all other counties, including ten further infections in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said: “While we have experienced very significant improvement in incidence over recent weeks, I am concerned that it appears to be slowing down at much too high a level of infection.
“People need to take real care in any setting in which they come into contact with others.
“In particular, workplaces and retail settings need to review their existing protocols and ensure that their staff and customers are protected as much as possible.
“Given the prevalence of the B117 variant and how infectious it is, it is extremely important that people take all preventative measures possible, including staying home,” Dr Holohan concluded.