61 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland in the past 24 hours.
Health officials have confirmed a total of 27,969 cases have been diagnosed in the country.
No new deaths have been reported in the past day meaning the death toll from Covid-19 remains at 1,777.
Of today’s cases, 39 are located in Dublin, 13 in Kildare with the remaining 9 cases across in Cork, Kerry, Laois, Limerick, Longford and Wicklow.
30 are men and 30 are women while 67 per cent of the cases are aged under 45.
23 cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 16 cases have been identified as community transmission.
Commenting on tonight’s cases, acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “I know that at times we can all feel powerless against Covid-19.
“But we are not. Each of us has a range of simple tools at our disposal – knowing the risks, washing our hands, not touching our faces, keeping physically distant, avoiding crowds, limiting visitors to our homes, and wearing a face covering.
“But the most powerful tool of all remains our solidarity with one another – by encouraging each other to stick with the basic measures and by continuing to act and adapt together we can suppress the transmission of this virus once again.”Tags: