274 New Cases Of Covid-19 Recorded In Ireland In The Last 24 Hours

There have been no further deaths

166 of the cases recorded today were in Dublin, 21 in Cork, 19 in Donegal with the remaining cases across 19 counties.

It brings the death toll linked to the virus since the outbreak began to 1,792. 

65% of infections were in people under 45 ; 52% are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 52 cases have been identified as community transmission.

The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn explains what will be needed to get through the winter period:

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