Seven further Covid-19 deaths, 777 new cases 1 month ago

Seven further Covid-19 deaths, 777 new cases

Friday's figures have been released.

Seven further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed, as well as 777 new cases.

There has now been a total of 1,878 Covid-related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, while there has been 55,261 confirmed cases of the virus.

Friday's cases are spread across 26 counties with 182 in Dublin, 81 in Galway, 44 in Wexford, 42 in Meath and 41 in Cork.

The number of people in the ICU remains unchanged at 37, while there are currently 319 cases in hospitals across the country.

The median age of Friday's cases is 33 years old, while 66% are under the age of 45.

Speaking on Friday evening, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said: "I appeal to everyone to behave as if you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons."

He added: "Now is the time to use our reserves of energy and dig deep in our efforts to follow the public health advice - keep your distance, wash your hands and wear a face covering.

"Play your part to break the chains of transmission across families, neighbours and communities."

Earlier on Friday, Northern Ireland reported that 1,252 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, five deaths were also reported up north.