A record number of 1,205 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the country yesterday, and there were three more deaths.

288 cases are in Dublin, with 173 in Cork, 123 in Meath and 97 in Galway - with remaining cases spread across all other counties.

Elsewhere, there are 24 new cases in Mayo & Sligo, 21 in Roscommon and seven in Leitrim.

Sligo is the Connacht County with the highest 14-day incidence rate of the virus per 100,000 people at 241, followed by Galway and Roscommon with 203 each, Leitrim on 162 and Mayo with 106.5.

Health officials says the reproduction number has increased and is now 1.4 nationally.


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