Five more people have died with Covid-19, while 69 new cases have been detected in the Republic.

It brings the total number in the country to 26,372 while there has been 1,768 deaths.

Four of the deaths announced today, happened in previous months.

Northern Ireland reported 43 cases earlier, meaning there have been 112 cases on the island today.

Out of the 69 cases, 65% are under 45 years of age.

22 cases are located in Offaly, 19 in Kildare, 8 in Laois, 6 in Dublin, and 14 are spread across eight other counties (Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Louth, Meath and Wexford).


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