April 19, 2021

LATEST: 17 more cases of virus in Waterford as 591 new infections recorded

A further three people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 591 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

The overall death toll as a result of the virus now stands at 1,933. There are now 64,046 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPTHET).

The breakdown of the latest cases is as follows: 120 are in Dublin, 75 in Donegal, 50 in Cork, 46 in Kerry, 44 in Limerick with the remaining 256 cases are spread across 20 other counties, including 17 further infections in Waterford.

The latst cases were confirmed as Kilkenny experiences its sharpest rise in Covid cases since the start of the pandemic.

Figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) reveal 187 people in the county were diagnosed with the virus in just two weeks to the end of October. This is almost a quarter of all cases recorded in the city and county since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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