27 and 13 new Covid cases in Roscommon and Longford confirmed

1,283 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 and three more patients have died.

It’s a new all-time record, and today is the fifth in a row that the daily total in the Republic has been a thousand or more.

There are four hundred and eight cases in Dublin, 156 in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath, 55 in Limerick and 51 in Galway.

But Cavan which recorded 42 cases today, has by far the highest infection rate by population.

The county has a 14-day case load of over 800 per hundred thousand people compared with just over 250 nationally.

27 new cases have been recorded in Roscommon, with 144 in the last 14 days.

Longford has 13 new cases, and 98 in the last 2 weeks.

Leitrim has 5 new cases and 72 in the last two weeks.