LATEST: Kilkenny among 763 new cases of virus as 28 further deaths confirmed
A further 28 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 763 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,109. There have now been 213,400 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: 251 in Dublin, 84 in Galway, 57 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 42 in Waterford and the remaining 282 cases are spread across all other counties, a further six cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “The past year has been very difficult for people and we still have a way to go. Incidence remains very high and we cannot drop our guard.
“But better days are in sight. People continue to respond to public health advice and act in solidarity with one another.
“We have a dedicated and committed health workforce and we are learning more about this disease all the time.
“We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks,” Dr Glynn concluded.