Increased Covid-19 testing from today

The criteria for Covid-19 testing are being broadened from this morning, to include more suspected cases of the virus.


Now those with either a fever, a recent cough, or shortness of breath can look for a test.


A further 18 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,102, while there are now 19,648 confirmed cases.


Latest figures have confirmed that there are now 632 confirmed cases in the North West, there are 452 in Donegal, 114 in Sligo and 64 in Leitrim.


Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says there’ll be an increase in cases this week, with the testing changes: