453 new cases reported this evening, and no additional deaths.
Over a quarter of a million cases of Covid-19 have now been detected in the Republic.
The milestone was reached this evening with the announcement by the Department of Health that 453 more people have contracted the virus.
No further deaths among patients have been reported, however.
There are 129 people being treated in hospital, with forty receiving intensive care .
The five-day moving average number of new infections is up again, and now stands at 489.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) May 3, 2021
There were no deaths related to COVID-19 notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre @hpscireland today.
There has been a total of 4,906 #COVID19 related deaths in Ireland.