232 Covid patients in hospital – the lowest since before Christmas

There are 423 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic and five additional deaths.

199 of the cases are in Dublin, with 41 in Kildare, 23 in Meath, 20 in Galway.

15 of those in Donegal.

There are 232 Covid patients in hospital - the lowest since before Christmas - and 56 in intensive care.