February 24, 2021
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LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,335 new cases of virus as 54 further deaths confirmed

A further 54 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,335 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.

With the addition of the 90 further deaths, it brings the total deaths passed 3,000.

The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,120. There have now been 191,182 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: 437 in Dublin, 114 in Cork, 78 in Galway, 71 in Meath, 61 in Louth and the remaining 574 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: “The current 14 day incidence remains more than double the peak incidence experienced during previous Level 5 measures in October, therefore, now is not the time to drop your guard and start to interact with people outside your household.

“The risk of transmission in the community remains very high.

“We must continue to work towards reducing incidence of disease and preventing further hospitalisations and deaths,” Dr Holohan concluded.

 

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