Covid-19 cases continue to rise in North West


There has been a further increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the North West.


Donegal has seen the number cases of confirmed cases rise to 103.  In Leitrim one additional case has been confirmed resulting in the total number now standing at 14.  The number of cases in Sligo remains at 28.

In total there are now 145 cases in the North West.


Nationally the death toll from Covid-19 in the Republic has risen to 174, after 16 more people were confirmed to have died from the virus.


There are now over 5,300 confirmed cases.



The state’s chief medical officer says the public shouldn’t be surprised if restrictions on work and travel are extended beyond this Sunday.


The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to discuss further extending movement restrictions, but a formal recommendation won’t be made until Friday.


But chief medical officer Tony Holohan says people will know before then if the measures will remain in place: