LATEST: Kilkenny among 383 new cases of virus as two further deaths confirmed
A further two people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 383 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,908. There have now been 250,672 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: 129 are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 25 in Louth with the remaining 132 cases are spread across 21 other counties.
Five new cases of the virus were recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “As we move closer to the easing of restrictions on 10 May, we can look forward to opportunities to enjoy the better weather and to meeting with our family and close friends safely and with the public health measures in mind.
“The virus is still circulating in the community and is still a risk, particularly to those who have yet to be vaccinated.
“Collectively we know how to interrupt the spread of this disease, so when you are making plans for coming week, don’t underestimate the need to keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible and wash your hands,” Dr Holohan added.