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270 new Covid cases confirmed, including up to 12 across Carlow and Kilkenny

8 more people have tested positive in Kilkenny, while there are less than 5 new cases in Carlow

Up to 12 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed locally this evening.

The latest figures from NPHET show that 270 people have tested positive nationwide- 8 of those in Kilkenny and less than 5 in Carlow.

16 new Covid related- deaths have also been reported today. Of those, 14 occurred in November, 1 in October and 1 remains under investigation.

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland now stands at 1,963, while there have been 65,889 cases reported.