542 new cases and two further deaths reported by Nphet

The deaths of another two patients with Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team. This brings to 1,947 the total number of virus-related deaths in the pandemic.

Nphet also reported 542 confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday, bringing to 65,394 the total number of cases in the Republic.

Of the new cases, 181 are in Dublin, 59 in Donegal, 50 in Limerick, 36 in Cork, 25 in Kildare, with the remaining 191 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

The median age of cases is 35 years and 64 per cent are under 45.

On Sunday afternoon, 283 patients with Covid-19 were hospitalised, of which 39 were in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the last 24 hours.

The 14-day incidence of the virus nationally is 175.5 cases per 100,000 people. Donegal has the highest county incidence at 295.2 and Leitrim has the lowest at 34.3.

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