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.