The Chief Medical Officer says there's still a "long way to go" to reduce the levels of Covid-19 across the country.

Many counties have seen drops in new daily infections with the estimated 14 day incidence rate falling to 248 per 100 thousand.

Leitrim is the first county to have a rate less than 100 since October 16th at 97 cases per 100,000 people.

Across the region, Sligo has a rate of 333, Galway 283, Mayo 230 and Roscommon has a rate of 228 per 100,000 people.

But health officials are warning it's "far too early" to say they're satisfied with the current figures.

Dr Tony Holohan says they still have a number of concerns.