Two thirds of people who have died with Covid-19 have been aged 80 years or older.

The death toll from the virus stands at 1,429, after a further 27 people died.

Of the total deaths, 956 occurred in the 80 plus age category.

Overall, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has risen to 22 and a half thousand.

Across the region the number of new confirmed cases remains low as there are now 518 in Mayo, four more than the day before, 381 in Galway, 228 in Roscommon and 116 in Sligo.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, says the majority of fatalities continues to be among older people: 

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