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Covid-19: 52 deaths, 866 new cases

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The Department of Health has been notified of 52 Covid-19 related deaths and 866 new cases. The number of people in intensive care units 172, down one since yesterday.

The National Public Health Emergency Team is holding a virus briefing this evening. Earlier, the head of the Health Service Executive said there are "continuing good trends" in relation to the number of cases of Covid-19 but Ireland is still "very high risk" in relation to the level of transmission in the community.

Speaking at a weekly virus update, CEO Paul Reid said there has been a 17% reduction in community referrals so far this week.

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