542 more people have contracted Covid-19 here and two more patients with the virus have died.

Dublin had the most cases at 181.

There were 59 in Donegal, 50 in Limerick, 36 in Cork and 25 in Kildare.

There are eight new cases in Sligo, seven in Galway, five in Mayo and less than five in both Roscommon and Leitrim.

The national 14-day incidence rate is down again, to 175 infections per hundred thousand people.

Limerick has overtaken Cavan and now has the third-highest rate in the country -- behind Donegal and Meath.