LATEST: Kilkenny among 574 new Covid-19 cases, 56 further death confirmed nationally
A further 56 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 574 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,237. There have now been 216,874 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: 75 in Dublin, 57 in Limerick, 43 in Kildare, 37 in Galway, 35 in Meath and the remaining 227 cases are spread across 18 other counties, five new cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: ““We continue to see good progress, but this needs to be sustained. It is vital that we get our children back to school over the coming weeks.
“A key part of making this a success will be our continued collective buy-in to the public health measures that are tried and tested. Stay at home, work from home where possible.”
“Given the increased transmissibility of the virus now, we must continue to limit our social contacts and do all we can to starve this disease of opportunities to spread,” Dr Glynn concluded.