The number of Covid 19 cases across Connaught counties yesterday were on the rise.
There were 17 new cases of the virus confirmed in Mayo, 21 in Galway, 9 in Leitrim, 8 in Sligo and less than 5 new cases in county Roscommon.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified yesterday of 10 additional deaths related to Covid-19 nationally. 7 of those deaths occurred in April, 1 in March, 1 in February and 1 in January.
617 new cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday in the Republic.
16 Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) nationally have had less than five cases of Covid 19 over a two-week period that ended on Monday last (19th April) and they include LEAs in Mayo, Galway and Kerry.
While two local electoral areas in Dublin have Covid-19 incidence rates of three times the national average.
On Monday last, the country's 14-day incidence rate was 132 cases per 100,000 people.
But there was a huge variation in cases around the country during the previous two weeks.
Ongar LEA in Dublin had the highest rate - at 441, well over three times the national average.
The next worst was Ballymun-Finglas, elsewhere in the capital, at 387.
Other badly hit areas include Donegal - where Buncrana, Milford and Letterkenny LEAs all had incidence rates of over 300.
Two areas in Co Kildare also had rates of over 300 - they are Newbridge and Kildare LEA.