Health Experts are urging people not to attend New Year’s celebrations tonight.

It's after a record 1,718 new cases of Covid-19 were reported yesterday with 13 deaths.

There were 112 new cases in Galway, 66 in Mayo, 32 in Sligo, seven in Roscommon and less than five in Leitrim.

The Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan says it's essential that everyone restricts their movements, and stays at home.

GP Advisor to the HSE, Dr Ray Walley says house parties will cause further people to get sick.


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