The World Health Organisation says there could be a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 deaths in the coming weeks.

 It fears a spike in fatalities as the number of cases of the virus grows rapidly.

There are now more than 11 million cases across the world and over 3 million in the US.

Charlestown native Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organisation, fears there'll be a jump in coronavirus deaths over the next while.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland increased by 24 yesterday.

One more death was recorded from the virus, bringing the total death toll to 1,742.

 The number of cases in Mayo remains unchanged since last Sunday week 28th June at 572.

There's one new case in Sligo bringing the total to 146.

Elsewhere, Galway remains on 486 confirmed cases, with 346 in Roscommon and 82 in Leitrim.

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