LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,247 new cases of virus as 15 further deaths confirmed
A further 15 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,247 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,307. There have now been 196,547 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: 430 are in Dublin, 97 in Wexford, 87 in Cork, 84 in Limerick, 76 in Galway with the remaining 473 cases are spread across all other counties, including five further infections in Kilkenny.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said this evening: “There is an onus on employers to ensure that, in the first instance, staff are encouraged to work from home and in cases where that is not possible, that their workplaces are safe for staff and customers and in full compliance with infection prevention and control measures.
“The HPSC has comprehensive guidance on outbreak management and infection prevention control measures that every employer should be familiar with and activating on their premises. I encourage all employers and managers to review their workplaces and ensure they have effective measures in place.”