730 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, after a further 44 fatalities were confirmed  yesterday evening - including 2 additional deaths in the west and 2 in the northwest.

388 new diagnosed cases have also been recorded, bringing the total number to 16,040.

The latest county breakdown shows 335 confirmed cases in Mayo, 294 in Galway, 93 in Sligo and 91 in Roscommon.

The Government says events with crowds of more than 5,000 will not be licenced up to the end of August to try stop the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, the State's Chief Medical Officer is appealing to people to continue obeying the Covid-19 restrictions, despite the good weather.

Temperatures could reach up to 20 degrees today, leading to fears people will start travelling to beauty spots like parks and beaches.

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