334 new Covid-19 cases confirmed, no new deaths

334 new Covid-19 cases confirmed, no new deaths

The most recent figures have been released.

334 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, while no new deaths were recorded.

There has now been a total of 1,792 Covid-related deaths in Ireland, while there has been 33,444 confirmed cases of the virus since the beginning of the outbreak.

174 of Tuesday's cases are in Dublin, while 34 are in Cork, 30 in Kildare, 18 in Donegal, 10 in Galway, 10 in Louth, six in Clare, six in Mayo, six in Meath, six in Roscommon, six in Waterford, five in Limerick, and the remaining 23 spread across 11 counties.

158 of today's cases are men, with 175 of them being women. 72% are people under 45 years of age

Acting CMO Ronan Glynn specifically addressed young people with his message on Tuesday evening, saying: "I know that what has been, and is being asked of you again is extraordinary. This pandemic has impacted on your education, your employment, your relationships and your social lives.

"But the disease is continuing to spread disproportionately among younger people at present. And so, I am asking you to stick with this and continue to follow the public health advice."

In more positive news, it emerged on Monday night that scientists may have discovered a potential "game changer" that "could help eliminate Covid-19".

The discovery is in relation to a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells.