315 people with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals today - up 9 since yesterday morning - with 43 people being treated in ICU with the virus.

In this region, there are 9 patients with confirmed Covid-19 being treated at Mayo University Hospital, 13 at University Hospital Galway, 7 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 2 confirmed cases at Sligo University Hospital.

It comes as the estimated national 14-day incidence rate has fallen by a quarter of its peak last month to 228 per 100,000 people.

Cavan, Meath & Westmeath have the highest rates, while Sligo, Galway and Roscommon all have incidence rates above the national average.

Mayo's 14-day rate is now at 214 per 100,000 people, and Leitrim has the lowest rate nationally at 84.

Last night, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan urged people to continue their efforts to maintain the downward trend of case numbers over the past week