Deputy Chief Medical Officer happy with falling covid numbers

Ireland’s current Covid-19 numbers are ‘better than anything we could have hoped for a few weeks ago’, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

New cases of the virus have steadily dropped with 309 confirmed yesterday – bringing the five-day moving average to 358, down 12 percent on last week.

The number of new cases in the north west remains low.

There were 25 new cases confirmed in Donegal, less than 5 in Leitrim and none in Sligo.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says the improvement is down to people following the public health advice.