The country's 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 has increased by 163 per cent in the past month.

It now stands at 1,037 cases per 100,000 people - the first time it's been above 1,000 since late January.

It was only 394 a month ago.

Nearly 5,500 cases were reported yesterday - and Trinity College neuro-scientist, Tomás Ryan, fears they'll get worse.

The Head of the HSE has urged the public once again to reduce risk activities amid rising Covid infection rates.

Paul Reid says there's 556 Covid patients receiving treatment in the nation's hospitals today.

250 people are getting advanced respiratory support, and there's 95 patients in ICU.

He's called on the public to turn this around, and says nobody wants to be the next person admitted to hospital.



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