LATEST: Kilkenny among 499 new cases of virus as eight further deaths confirmed
A further eight people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 499 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus now stands at 1,940. There are now 64,538 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPTHET).
The breakdown of the latest cases is as follows: 175 are in Dublin, 72 in Cork, 29 in Limerick, 26 in Mayo, 21 in Meath with the remaining 176 cases are spread across 19 other counties, including six further infections in Kilkenny.
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