The Department of Health has reported 274 additional cases of Covid-19 and no further deaths.

The death toll in Ireland remains at 1,792.

There is now a total of 32,538 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 

The latest cases involve 142 men and 129 women. 65% are under 45 years of age and 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

52 cases have been identified as community transmission.

166 are in Dublin, 21 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 7 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Louth, 5 in Limerick and 5 in Meath and the remaining 27 cases are located across 12 counties.

It comes as a range of new Covid-19 restrictions came into effect in Dublin, in response to an increased spread of the virus in the city and county.

There are fresh curbs on social gatherings and travel in and out of the capital is being discouraged.

People in Dublin are being asked to limit their socialising to no more than six people from one other household at any one time.

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Meanwhile, more than 200 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours in Northern Ireland.

It is one of the biggest daily increases in the region since the start of the pandemic.

According to the Department of Health there were 222 new confirmed cases of the virus.

This brings the total number of cases to 9,165, including 913 or 10% in the last seven days.

No further deaths have been recorded during the past 24 hours. There are currently 21 coronavirus patients in hospital, with four in ICU.

There have been 575 deaths with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland with the current estimate of the virus's reproductive rate now at 1.2.

The rise in the number of cases comes as further restrictions have been introduced in a number of areas in Northern Ireland.

The BT60 postcode, which covers sections of Co Armagh, yesterday evening became the latest area to face more curtailments, including discouraging indoor visits, with no more than six people from two households allowed to gather in a private garden.

Those restrictions already apply to the greater Belfast area, Ballymena, BT29, BT28 and BT43.

Meanwhile the Stormont Executive last week agreed that drink-only pubs can reopen from Wednesday 23 September.