May 18, 2021

LATEST: 18 new cases of virus confirmed in Waterford

One more person has died after contracting the coronvairus as 378 new cases of Covid019 were confirmed this evening.

It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to 1,979. There are now 67,903 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The breakdown of the latest cases is as follows: 124 are in Dublin, 34 in Donegal, 23 in Louth, 19 in Cork, 19 in Limerick with the remaining 159 cases are spread across 20 other counties, including 18 further infections in Waterford.

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Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and 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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