The Chief Medical Officer says he's encouraged by the country's 'positive trajectory' in the fight against Covid-19.

However Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to remain vigilant despite significant improvements in the profile of the disease.

The 14 day incidence rate of the virus is now at 152 per 100,000 - a reduction of more than half compared to the previous two weeks.

16 further deaths were reported last night - 14 of which occurred this month, one last month and one is still under investigation.

270 new cases of the virus were confirmed - including 18 new cases in Co Roscommon, where the 14-day incidence rate is now 173 per 100,000 people - higher than the national average.

Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim all had less than 5 new cases yesterday.

Mayo's 14-day incidence rate is now almost 148 per 100,000 people - slightly below the national average, while Leitrim continues to have the lowest rate in the country at 37.



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