1,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed, three further deaths 1 month ago

1,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed, three further deaths

The most recent figures have been released.

1,066 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, as well as three further deaths.

There has now been a total of 1,871 Covid-related deaths in Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic.

244 of Thursday's cases are in Dublin, while 104 are in Galway, 98 are in Cork and 92 are in Meath.

The remainder are spread across each county in the Republic of Ireland.

The nationwide R number is estimated to be 1.3-1.4, as of Thursday evening.

There are now 313 confirmed cases in hospitals across the country, with 37 of them being in the ICU.

Speaking on Thursday evening, Doctor Heather Burns said: "The 14-day incidence was at 3 per 100,000 at the end of June, today it is 302 per 100,000. The risk of you being exposed to Covid-19 is now 100 times greater than it was four months ago."

There has seemingly been a deterioration in all key indicators of disease (cases, hospitalisations, deaths), except for ICU figures, though it is believed that there may be a lag with regards to ICU admissions.

Earlier on Thursday, Northern Ireland reported that 1,042 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, five further deaths have been reported up north.