One more person has died in the Republic of Ireland after being diagnosed with Covid-19, the Department of Health has confirmed this evening.
Forty new cases of the disease were also confirmed today, taking the total number of cases in the State to 26,838.
None of today’s new cases are located in Galway, NPHET has confirmed.
Of the cases reported today, 21 are men and 19 are women, while 75% are under 45 years of age.
Twelve of the cases are in Dublin, 11 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, and the rest of the cases are in Clare, Donegal, Limerick, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wicklow.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said that when NPHET tracks and analyses COVID-19’s progression in Ireland, they take into account much more than daily figures.
“Although today’s number is positive relative to what we saw last weekend, we remain concerned about both the number of cases that are being reported and their distribution across the country.
“The five day average for reported cases nationally is now at 75 per day.
“Even when we exclude Kildare, Laois and Offaly from this, it remains significantly elevated for the rest of the country at 31 per day – it is worth recalling that in late June, the five day average for cases reported was less than 10.
“In light of this, I ask people to continue to hold firm and continue to closely follow public health advice.”