LATEST: Kilkenny among 462 new Covid-19 cases, 39 further deaths confirmed nationally
A further 39 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 462 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
NPHET have also been made aware of four cases of stillbirths potentially linked to Covid-19.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,396. There have now been 221,649 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: 207 in Dublin, 29 in Cork, 26 in Meath, 20 in Kildare, 18 in Galway and the remaining 162 cases are spread across all other counties, there were five cases recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We have been made aware of four preliminary reports of stillbirths potentially associated with a condition called COVID Placentitis.
“These reports should be interpreted with caution as the coroners have not yet concluded their findings.
“The HSEs National Women and Infants Programme is aware of and is monitoring the situation and has issued a related notice to obstetric departments.
“I would ask that the privacy of all of those affected by this disease continue to be respected at all times,” Dr Glynn concluded.