Three further deaths and 357 new COVID-19 cases

A further three people with COVID-19 have died and there’ve been 357 new confirmed cases this evening.

Eight of those cases are in Kerry, while 218 cases are in Dublin, there are 18 in Louth and 12 in Waterford.

11 are in Kildare, 9 in Cork, 8 in Limerick, 8 in Meath, 7 in Westmeath, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Offaly, 5 in Roscommon, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Tipperary and the remaining 32 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Wexford.

The death toll now stands at 1,787.

Of the cases notified today:

185 are men / 172 are women

63% are under 45 years of age

38% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

60 cases have been identified as community transmission

The latest breakdown of county cases is correct up until midnight on Sunday and shows there are 349 cases in Kerry.