429 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, one more death 2 weeks ago

429 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, one more death

"Reducing the number of people that we meet remains the cornerstone of our collective effort to reduce the spread of this virus."

One more person with Covid-19 has died, the Department of Health has announced.

429 new cases of Covid-19 were also confirmed in Ireland bringing the total number of cases to 36,155.

There are 130 patients in hospital with Covid-19, with 20 of these in intensive care.

45% of the cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 77 of the cases have been identified as community transmission.

189 of the cases are in Dublin, 60 are in Cork, 31 are in Donegal, 28 are in Galway, 18 are in Kildare, 15 are in Wicklow, 15 are in Clare, 12 are in Limerick, nine are in Meath, eight are in Louth, seven are in Cavan, seven are in Longford, six are in Laois, five are in Offaly, five are in Westmeath and the remaining 14 cases are spread across 8 counties.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “This evening there are 130 people with Covid-19 in hospital – 15 in the last 24 hours.

"Recently we asked everyone to half their social contacts. Reducing the number of people that we meet  - and engaging safely with a small core group - remains the cornerstone of our collective effort to reduce the spread of this virus and its impact on our health and the health of the people that we care about.”

There have been 424 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland in the last 24-hour reporting period, the Department of Health has announced.

It is the highest number of cases recorded over a 24-hour period in the north.