LATEST: Kilkenny among 776 new Covid-19 cases as 29 further deaths confirmed
A further 29 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 776 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 4,300. There have now been 218,215 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: 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties, six new cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of February 23, 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland.