By James Cox
The Department of Health have confirmed a further five Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland today along with an additional 335 cases.
Of today’s cases, 72 are in Dublin, 41 in Donegal, 26 in Mayo, 25 in Cork, 23 in Kerry, and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
The increase in the number of cases in Mayo remains unexpectedly high and brings the total number of cases in the county to 1,278. It’s the second day in-a-row that 26 new cases have been recorded in Mayo, with 68 in the past three days alone.
Nationally, however, the trend of fresh cases is declining, with Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan today saying: “The commitment to the spirit of the public health advice shown by people across Ireland since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is to be commended. This includes wearing a face mask where social distancing is difficult, in shops and on public transport.”