LATEST: Kilkenny among 928 new cases of virus as 90 further deaths confirmed
A further 90 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 928 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
With the addition of the 90 further deaths, it brings the total deaths passed 3,000.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus has now reached 3,066. There have now been 189,851 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: 257 in Dublin, 115 in Cork, 71 in Louth, 53 in Galway, 45 in Limerick and the remaining 387 cases are spread across all other counties, including nine further infections in Kilkenny.
Commenting on today’s unfortunate milestones, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said: “Today we are reporting a further 90 deaths, bringing our cumulative total of lives lost to COVID-19 to more than 3,000 in Ireland.
“This highly infectious disease is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in our society and we must continue the good work we are doing to suppress it.
“The decline in daily incidence of COVID-19 has begun, however the volume of disease in our communities remains very high.
“To date we have reported 96,000 cases in January 2021, which has already passed the total of 93,500 cases reported in 2020,” Dr Holohan concluded.