It comes after 84 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by health officials yesterday evening, with 3 further deaths.

There were new cases in Mayo, Galway & Roscommon.

A Primary School in East Mayo and a school in Sligo both sent home classes yesterday following confirmation of a positive case of Covid-19 in each school.

A pupil in one of the junior classes at the Mayo School received notification of a positive Covid-19 test yesterday.

Parents of the children in the affected class and the HSE were immediately notified and children were sent home.

It’s understood the pupils in the affected class have been directed to remain at home and restrict their movements for 14 days and parents were advised if their children begin to show symptoms of the virus to contact their GP immediately.

Meanwhile, St Patrick’s National School in Calry, County Sligo, has confirmed it has one confirmed case of Covid-19.

The school, which remains open, says it is following HSE guidelines and is adhering to HSE recommendations.