LATEST: Six new cases of virus in Kilkenny as five further deaths confirmed
Five more people have died after contracting the coronavirus 248 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus now stands at 1,802. There are now 34,560 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: 104 in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, with the remaining 22 cases in 11 other counties.