LATEST: Eleven more positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed for Tipperary

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There have been 136 additional cases of Covid-19 and one further death reported to the Department of Health

There have been 136 additional cases of Covid-19 and one further death reported to the Department of Health, this evening.

There were 136 new cases of coronavirus and one further death confirmed across the country on Thursday.

Of these cases notified, 54 were men and 81 were women.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said 51 originated in Dublin, 24 in Kildare, 12 in Kilkenny, 11 in Tipperary, seven in Cork, six in Limerick, six in Wexford, five in Meath and the remaining 14 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wicklow.

The number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary now stands at 609 with a further increase expected again on Friday. 

He said: "The core message from the National Public Health Emergency team this week is to limit your social networks.

"Stick to a limit of six people from no more than three households indoors and 15 people outdoors.

"Risk assess your environment and do not stay if it doesn't feel safe."