188 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, no new deaths 4 weeks ago

188 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, no new deaths

The Republic of Ireland's Covid-19 death toll remains 1,792.

188 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed, while no new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Republic of Ireland has now seen a total of 33,121 confirmed cases, with the death toll remaining at 1,792.

There are currently 90 confirmed cases in hospitals across the country, with 16 of them being in the ICU.

96 of Monday's cases are men, while 90 are women.

71% of them are in people under 45 years of age.

36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 19 cases have been identified as community transmission.

76 of today's cases are in Dublin, with 25 in Cork, 21 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Galway, seven in Roscommon and seven in Waterford.

The remaining 23 cases are spread across 12 counties.

Acting CMO Ronan Glynn said: "The spirit of the response to Covid-19 since the outset of this pandemic has been solidarity and cooperation. While this pandemic is a uniquely challenging time for everyone, we can and will support one another in getting through this.

"Encourage your family and friends to heed the public health advice. Now more than ever, we need to work collectively. Our individual actions count on a population level.

"Every one of us doing our bit in our daily lives - halving our social contacts, working from home, keeping our distance, wearing a face covering, washing our hands - matters a great deal.

"These small, positive steps taken together amount to our best and strongest defence against the virus."

Earlier in the day, the UK raised its Covid-19 alert for the first time since June.

Reports suggest that Boris Johnson is considering a national 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, and a ban on any two households socialising together indoors.