Further 26 people die from coronavirus in the Republic

A further 26 people have died from the coronavirus in the Republic.

The death toll here now stands at 1,087.

The National Public Health Emergency Team states there are 701 new confirmed cases of the infection, with a total of 19,262 people with the disease.

As of midnight on Friday, 2,576 people have been hospitalised and of those, 349 have been admitted to ICU.

In Kerry, one additional case was confirmed this evening; there are now 277 confirmed cases in the county.