28 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 763 new cases
The latest Covid figures have been released.
28 further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland as well as 763 new cases.
27 of these deaths occurred in February, while one was in January. The median age of the deaths reported on Friday was 79 years and age range was between 32-97 years.
Our Covid-related death toll now stands at 4,109 while 213,400 people have tested positive for the virus.
251 of today's cases are in Dublin, 84 are in Galway, 57 are in Kildare, 47 are in Limerick, 42 are in Waterford and the remaining 282 cases are spread across all other counties
Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said: "The past year has been very difficult for people and we still have a way to go. Incidence remains very high and we cannot drop our guard.
"But better days are in sight. People continue to respond to public health advice and act in solidarity with one another. We have a dedicated and committed health workforce and we are learning more about this disease all the time.
"We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks.
"Please continue in your efforts as we seek to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from vaccination."
Earlier on Friday, the Northern Ireland Department of Health reported that a further 313 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
Sadly, a further five deaths were also reported up north.