One further death as new cases jump by 174
There was one further death from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland in the last 24 hours, the HSE said this evening.
The total death toll here is now 1,773 while the number of confirmed cases has now reached 26,644 after another 174 were diagnosed.
This is the highest one day rise since in cases since the middle of May.
Five cases have been identified as community transmission with 112 cases confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.
Of those new cases, 110 cases are located in Kildare, 27 in Dublin, seven in Cork, seven in Offaly, six in Meath and 17 are spread across 13 other counties (Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Mayo, Roscommon, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow).