March 5, 2021
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LATEST: Kilkenny among 921 new cases of virus as 23 further deaths confirmed

A further 23 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 921 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.

The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,865. There have now been 207,720 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: 414 in Dublin, 87 in Cork, 51 in Kildare, 48 in Limerick, 47 in Meath and the remaining 274 cases are spread across all other counties, 11 of these cases were recorded in Kilkenny.

Commenting on today’s figures, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We have made progress in Ireland over recent weeks, but the rate of transmission of the disease is still extremely high and the risks COVID-19 poses to our vulnerable loved ones have not changed.

“Everyone is working hard to drive down COVID-19 infection in the community, and we must all continue to limit the number of daily contacts we have. The only way to limit the spread of COVID-19 is to limit our social contacts,” Dr Glynn concluded.

 

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