Over 26,800 people now tested positive for Covid-19 on island of Ireland

Over 26-thousand eight hundred people have now tested positive for covid-19 on the island of Ireland.

Meanwhile 18 more coronavirus patients are known to have died in the Republic, and four in the North.

Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team announced yesterday 219 more people had tested positive for coronavirus inthe Republic.

There have now been 22,760 confirmed cases south of the border, and 1,446 people are known to have died.

In the Northern Sound region saw an increase of 22 cases yesterday bringing Cavan’s total to 748.

While Monaghan has seen an increase of four to bring its total to 447.

In the Shannonside Region Leitrim’s total number of cases remains static at 66.

However Roscommon has seen an increase to 234 confirmed cases, and Longford is recording the highest number of cases in the Shannonside region at 264.

Earlier in the day, their counterparts at the Northern Ireland department of health also released updated figures.

There were four further deaths and 56 new confirmed cases.

It brings the death tolll there to 430 and the total number infected to four thousand and seventy eight.

The biggest concentration of cases on the island is in Dublin, where there were ten thousand nine hundred and forty-eight people known to be infected in the most recent data available.