25 further cases of Covid-19 reported in Republic of Ireland

25 more cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in the Republic.

Another one death has also been confirmed.

The total number of cases is now 25,589, while the death toll has risen to 1,744.

Today’s figure is the highest number of cases reported in nearly a month.

Infectious diseases specialist Sam McConkey says the trend of cases is going in the wrong direction.