159 new cases of Covid-19

Cavan is among the counties that have registered new Covid-19 cases as two further deaths have occurred from the coronavirus in Ireland. The national death toll from the virus now stands at 1,783.

A total of 159 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Department of Health, bringing the total number of cases to 30,730.Today's cases today breakdown; 70 are men and 89 are women, with 65% are under 45 years of age.

Dublin has the highest number of cases with 75 confirmed by the Departmetn. There were ten in Louth, six in Cork, six in Donegal, six in Meath, five in Laois, five in Wexford, and the remaining 46 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath and Wicklow.

NPHET continue to stress the importance of containing the virus in the nation's capital: "47% of the cases reported today are in Dublin city and county. For the people of Dublin in particular, this is a critical moment to address the spread of the disease in the community,” the Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said in the daily press conference.

Northern Ireland, 104 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported, bringing the total number of cases there to 8,227. There were no further deaths reported.

There are 17 people with confirmed Covid-19 in hospital, with one of those in ICU.