Shannonside counties record over 20 more positive cases of Covid 19

The latest set of restrictions come as Ireland records another day of over 1,000 positive Covid 19 cases.

As of midnight Sunday, 18th October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,031 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Details of these include a further 12 cases in Longford, ten in Roscommon and five or less in Leitrim.

There are 235 more cases in Dublin, 232 in Cork, 60 in Galway, 47 in Limerick, 47 in Kerry, and the remaining 410 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm on Monday, 298 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.