July 18, 2024

LATEST: Kilkenny among 359 new Covid-19 cases, 14 further deaths confirmed nationally

A further 14 people died after contracting the coronavirus as 359 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.

The 359 new cases are the lowest reported daily total since the middle of last December. Once again, zero cases were reported in Kilkenny.

The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,333. There have now been 220,630 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: 159 in Dublin, 25 in Westmeath, 21 in Louth, 21 in Galway, 19 in Meath and the remaining 114 cases are spread across 19 other counties, there were no cases recorded in Kilkenny.

Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “While the low number of cases reported today may be attributable to a weekend effect, it is nevertheless very welcome and represents the lowest number of cases reported on a single day since mid-December.

“While we continue to make good progress in Ireland, globally in the past week, the number of cases of COVID-19 has increased for the first time in 7 weeks.

“We must not allow this virus the opportunity to do the same here,” Dr Glynn concluded.


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