LATEST: Kilkenny among 311 new Covid-19 cases with 30 further deaths confirmed nationally
A further 30 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 311 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,452. There have now been 223,651 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: 135 in Dublin, 29 in Kildare, 21 in Cork, 18 in Limerick, 14 in Louth and the remaining 94 cases are spread across 16 other counties, less than five cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
As of 8am today, 397 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 95 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of March 6, 523,069 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: 373,149 people have received their first dose, while 149,920 people have received their second dose.