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Highest Daily Covid-19 Case Figure For Almost Six Months Reported

96 people are in hospital with the virus this evening.

There has been a further 1,378 Covid-19 cases - the highest figure in nearly 6 months.

96 people are in hospital, up 7 in the past 24 hours, while the number in ICU has increased by 1 to 22.

Meanwhile the growth rate of new cases is roughly 7 per cent per day, according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Ronan Glynn says the incidence rate is increasing across the country, and is highest in those aged 19-24 and 16-18.

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