LATEST: Kilkenny among 456 new cases of virus as no further deaths confirmed
There were no further deaths reported from people contracting the coronavirus as 456 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,937. There have now been 254,450 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: 189 in Dublin, 52 in Cork, 49 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 17 in Galway and the remaining 110 cases are spread across 20 other counties, five cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said: “Our key objective remains to follow the public health advice in our daily activities as we continue to chart our way through this pandemic.
“I would encourage people who have been vaccinated, to safely resume your lives, mindful of the guidelines.
“For those awaiting vaccination, the many choices we make to stick with the public health advice will keep ourselves and our loved ones safe,” Dr Holohan concluded.