4,764 new cases of COVID-19 nationally

Galway Bay fm newsroom – 4,764 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed this evening.

598 patients are in hospital with the virus – down 13 from yesterday – while the ICU figure is down six, to 126.

The chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, says the incidence of COVID-19 remains ‘concerningly high’.

Over 62,000 cases have been reported over the past two weeks – with the incidence rates highest in Westmeath and Carlow.