The number of Covid-19 tests requested by GPs is growing at a rate of nearly 20 per cent.

The Irish College of GPs says the recent spike in cases leads to the possibility of another lockdown.

There were 3 additional deaths from the virus and 34 new cases yesterday - the highest number of cases since June 13th.

No new cases were reported across the region, Connaught counties remain unchanged with 573 in Mayo, 489 in Galway, 346 in Roscommon, 148 in Sligo and 82 in Leitrim.

Dr Nuala O'Connor, the ICGP's lead advisor on Covid-19, says doctors are seeing a big increase in coronavirus-related calls. 

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