LATEST: Kilkenny among 566 new Covid-19 cases, 25 further deaths confirmed nationally
A further 25 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 566 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,357. There have now been 221,189 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: 233 in Dublin, 37 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 24 in Westmeath and the remaining 217 cases are spread across all other counties, there were less than five cases recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “Through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people, key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory.
“However, we are still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals.
“We need to keep up our guard against the B117 variant of COVID-19, which we know is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.
“Our willingness to stick with the public health advice in our daily routine has brought us the progress that we can see today,” Dr Glynn concluded.