The Deputy Chief Medical Officer says there's now a "very high level" of Covid-19 in communities across the country.
2,074 new cases were reported yesterday - the highest number since the end of January, with 43 patients in ICU.
Donegal, Monaghan, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Louth and Cavan have some of the highest incidence rates.
Dr. Denis McCauley from the Irish Medical Organisation expects more infections in the coming weeks.
We have reported over 10,000 cases of #COVID19 in the last week alone and, while we have very high incidence across Donegal, Monaghan, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Louth and Cavan in particular, incidence is rising across all 26 counties.
— Dr Ronan Glynn (@ronan_glynn) August 14, 2021
We have breached 2000 cases per day, 2074 cases today, the first time we have had more than 2000 cases since 21 January. We have had more than 2000 cases on only 21 of the 532 days since we reported the first case here. 1/9 pic.twitter.com/oNx9cz2H0x
— Professor Philip Nolan (@President_MU) August 14, 2021