A record 1,276 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic and there are 8 more deaths.

278 cases are in Dublin, with 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway, 80 in Wexford, and the remaining cases are spread across 21 counties.

There are 16 new cases in Mayo, 15 in Sligo, nine in Roscommon and less than five in Leitrim.

The highest 14 day incidence rate for the virus is in Cavan with 758.8 per 100 thousand population.

260 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, of which 30 are in ICU and there've been 12 new hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


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