8 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland

A further one person has died with Covid 19 in the Republic bringing the death toll since the outbreak began to 1,706.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says there are 8 new confirmed cases of virus, to give an total of 25,303.

Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 37%, close contact makes up 60% and travel abroad accounts for 2%.