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Westmeath's Incidence Rate Remains One Of The Highest In The Country

There's been a drop in the number of patients in hospital with covid 19.

There's been a drop in the number of patients in hospital with covid 19.

The figure's fallen from 643 earlier today, to 607 tonight, with 118 people in intensive care.

3,138 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

The country's 14-day incidence rate has risen to 1,217 cases per 100,000 people, with the highest rates in counties Leitrim, Westmeath and Carlow.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy CMO, says while it is difficult, sticking to health measures can help avoid another surge:

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