March 8, 2021
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LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,078 new cases of virus as 66 further deaths confirmed

A further 66 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,078 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,931. There have now been 208,796 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: 433 are in Dublin, 139 in Galway, 52 in Limerick, 49 in Limerick, 43 in Mayo with the remaining 362 cases are spread across all other counties, including six further infections in Kilkenny.

Commenting on the latest figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “If you have any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19, such as cough, fever, shortness of breath or a change in your sense of smell or taste, self-isolate (stay in your room) immediately and phone your GP without delay. If you are in any doubt about any symptoms you have, you should always contact your GP.”

“Your test and GP assessment will be free of charge. This includes GP out of hours services, contact details for which are on the HSE website www.hse.ie. If you don’t have a GP, any GP can arrange a test for you.”

“The best way to protect ourselves and our vulnerable loved ones from serious illness as a result of Covid-19 infection is to continue taking the actions we know can effectively supress this virus. Keep physical distance from others, wash hands regularly, avoid crowds and wear face coverings that are fitted correctly.”

 

 

 

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