The Chief Medical Officer says the recent dip in Covid-19 figures can't yet be called a trend.

Last night, 720 new cases were confirmed and 5 additional deaths.

This includes 47 new cases in Galway, 23 in Mayo, 6 in Sligo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Leitrim.

The national incidence rate has fallen slightly from yesterday to 307 per 100,000 people.

Sligo and Galway's 14-day incidence rates remain above the national average, and 439 and 385 respectively.

Sligo currently has the third highest rate nationally, and Galway is 5th.

Nationally, the total number of cases has stayed below 1,000 for four out of the last five days.

However, Dr Tony Holohan says that, while there are some chinks of light, he insisted the country hasn't turned a corner yet in suppressing the spread of the disease:

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