Sligo now has the fifth highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country.

They have 330 cases per 100,000 people and is followed in Connacht by Galway on 288, Leitrim on 237, Roscommon on 232 and Mayo has the lowest incidence rate in the province at 166 cases per 100,000 people.

This means Mayo now has the fifth lowest incidence rate of the virus nationally.

Meanwhile, 300 people with Covid-19 were being treated in Irish hospitals last night.

A further 133 people in wards were suspected of having the virus and awaiting test results.

32 patients with the disease were in Intensive Care Units, according to figures released by the HSE.


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