There are 17 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, according to data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre this evening.
The bulk of the new cases are in Dublin with other commuter belt counties such as Meath and Kildare also impacted, as well as Cork.
Thankfully, there are no new cases in Mayo or, indeed, in any county in Connacht. Mayo’s total of Covid cases remains at 574 and there has been just one new case in the past week.
Today’s figures are based on data up to midnight on Tuesday, July 21.
There is now a total of 25,819 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, and there has been more cases in the last two weeks than in the fortnight before that, which is a worrying trend that health officials are warning must be halted.