LATEST: Kilkenny among 687 new cases of virus as one further death confirmed
One person has died after contracting the coronavirus as 687 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
However, for the first time since St Stephen’s Day there have been no new admissions to Intensive Care Units across the country.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,319. There have now been 220,273 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: 240 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 44 in Offaly, 40 in Galway, 36 in Louth and the remaining 278 cases are spread across 19 other counties, less than five cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “While the number of daily cases and the number of people in hospital and critical care remain high, we continue to make progress.
“In the last 24 hours, we have had no new admissions to critical care, the first time this has happened since St. Stephen’s Day.
“This is one more tangible signal of the efforts that people continue to make and how those efforts are impacting positively on the trajectory of COVID-19 in Ireland.,” Dr Glynn concluded.