LATEST: Kilkenny among 886 new cases of virus as 52 further deaths confirmed
A further 5 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 886 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,846. There have now been 206,801 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: 281 in Dublin, 63 in Galway, 56 in Kildare, 47 in Meath, 39 in Cork and the remaining 380 cases are spread across all other counties, five of these cases were recorded in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We are cautiously optimistic about the epidemiological situation across the country.
“This positive momentum has been achieved through the dedication of people across the country in recent weeks. However, incidence and mortality rates are still very high, and the significant risk of community transmission of the virus remains, especially for those most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.
“It is of vital importance that people continue to stay at home and to work from home where at all possible,” Dr Glynn concluded.