Two deaths and 383 cases of Covid confirmed

A further two deaths and an additional 383 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

There has now been a total of 4,908 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 250,672 confirmed cases of the virus as well.

It comes as a walk-in Covid-19 test centre is set to open in the town of Milford in Co Donegal from Wednesday amid ongoing concern about the high number of infections in the county.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly tweeted on Tuesday morning that the test centre would open at Milford Mart for three days from Wednesday while the centre in Letterkenny would remain open. He added that additional facilities would be announced as part of the “enhanced response” to Covid-19.

As The Irish Times reports, there are currently three walk-in testing centres operating in Co Cork, two in Dublin and others in counties Kerry, Kildare, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford and Westmeath.

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