No new COVID-19 related deaths reported in the Republic

There have been 68 new cases of COVID-19 reported, according to latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported this evening; the death toll here remains at 1,772.

A total of 26,712 people have now contracted the illness.

No new cases have been recorded in Kerry this evening; the total number of confirmed cases in the county remains at 318.

Chair of the Covid-19 modelling advisory group, Professor Philip Nolan is encouraging people to stay vigilant in continuing to stop the spread of the disease: