686 new Covid-19 cases reported and one death

Monday, February 22
David Brophy

The Department of Health has confirmed additional 686 new cases of Covid-19 and one further death.

The total number of deaths recorded here now stands at 4,137, with a total of 215,743 coronavirus cases.

278 ofthe new cases were confirmed in Dublin, with 49 in Limerick, 37 in Kildare, 32 in Louth, 31 in Donegal and the remaining 259 cases are spread across all remaining counties. 

There are 726 patients with the virus in hospital, 156 of them in ICU.

Counties with the highest incidence of the disease include Offaly, Dublin, Galway and Monaghan, while counties with the lowest incidence include Roscommon, Kilkenny, Cork and Kerry. 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said that high levels of compliance among the public are having a positive effect on the number of people hospitalised. 

As of last Friday 340,704 Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ireland, of which 126,320 were second doses.