The lowest number of Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded today.
NPHET has reported 259 new cases this evening - the lowest since December 12th.
There are 76 Covid patients in hospital, with 27 in intensive care.
Galway GP, Dr Martin Daly, a former president of the Irish Medical Organisation, says the drop in cases is welcome.
Limerick has by far the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country.
It had a rate of 449 per 100,000 people in the two weeks to Monday.
Donegal was the next worst, at 177, followed by 139 in Dublin.
County figures on the number of new cases daily are still not available following last month’s cyber-attack on the HSE.