89 new cases of Covid 19 were confirmed in the Republic last evening - with Leitrim among the counties affected.

Co Leitrim has lowest rate of the virus of any county, and its last recorded case was a month ago.

One further death from the virus was reported yesterday evening - which related to a person who died in June.

There have been no deaths from coronavirus in the past 2 weeks.

 53 of the new cases are in Dublin, 15 in Limerick and the rest are spread across 13 other counties.

Covid-19 case numbers and patterns are showing the virus is growing very slowly in many counties across the country, according to the latest modelling.

But Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn, wants everyone to treat people they come into contact with as a threat: