Two ICU patients in Portiuncula hospital awaiting Covid test results

Latest figures released by the HSE show two people in the intensive care unit at Portiuncla Hospital who are suspected of having contracted Covid-19.

There is also one case in Cavan ICU where test results are being waited on.

The HSE information also shows there are four suspected cases of Covid-19 at Mullingar hospital today but the patients are not in the ICU there.

Meanwhile, Roscommon, Longford, Leitrim and Monaghan are among the nine counties with minimal spread of Covid-19 in the last fortnight.

According to an article in the Irish Times the local counties have the lowest incidence of the condition as well as Sligo, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Waterford over the last

The 14 day incidence rate for Kildare is 8 times the national average at 138.4 cases per 100,000 of population, followed by Laois and Offaly.

Cavan has recorded the fifth highest incidence on national level over the past fortnight with an incidence rate of 18.4.