LATEST: Kilkenny among 1,466 new cases of virus as 47 further deaths confirmed
A further 47 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 1,466new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,167. There have now been 192,645 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: 472 in Dublin, 106 in Galway, 103 in Cork, 77 in Waterford, 70 in Limerick and the remaining 638 cases are spread across all other counties, including 16 further infections in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said: “Incidence is falling but remains high.
“It is positive to see numbers of people hospitalised reducing and a stabilisation of numbers in ICU.
“However, we are continuing to experience high mortality with 878 deaths so far in January.
“I am concerned about the high incidence we are seeing in long-term care settings and vulnerable groups. Our efforts to stay home and break transmission of the disease will save lives,” Dr Holohan concluded.