The Department of Health has announced 98 more cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 29,303.

No more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland, meaning the death toll remains at 1,777.

The breakdown of yesterday’s cases is: 24 in Dublin, 13 in Kildare, eight in Kerry, six in Kilkenny, six in Limerick, six in Louth and five in Tipperary.

The remaining 30 cases are in Galway, Leitrim, Carlow, Clare, Cork, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.

Meanwhile, the company running the Corrib Gas field has confirmed that three UK-based contractors, working at the terminal in Bellanaboy in North Mayo, have tested positive for Covid-19. 

Vermilion Exploration & Production has said the workers were among a group of 70 people engaged to carry out maintenance works at the terminal in recent weeks. All travelled here from abroad. 

The company says that the individuals, all of whom were asymptomatic were tested on the same day they arrived in Ireland and restricted their movements while awaiting results. One of the positive cases was returned earlier this week and two were confirmed yesterday.

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