159 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed today, and two more people have died.

The death toll in the Republic now stands at 1,783.

Dublin accounts for 75 of today's cases, with 10 in Louth, 6 in Cork, 6 in Donegal, 6 in Meath and 5 each in Laois and Wexford.

The remaining 46 are spread across 17 different counties, including Mayo, Galway, Roscommon and Leitrim.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn Dr. Ronan Glynn, said; “47% of the cases reported today are in Dublin City and County. For the people of Dublin in particular, this is a critical moment to address the spread of the disease in the community. Individual choices can make all the difference - reconsider your plans for the weekend, reduce the number of people that you meet and avoid social activities that involve large groups of people.  

COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that can spread even when you have no symptoms. Remember, when you do meet with friends, family and colleagues, staying 2m apart is the best way to keep everyone safe.”

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