271 new cases of Covid 19 in the Republic, 81 in NI

271 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening.

It's the second lowest daily tally this year.

77 patients are in hospital with the virus - with 27 in intensive care.

North of the border, 81 more people have tested positive for Covid 19, with no additional Covid-related deaths.

15 patients are being treated for the disease in hospital - with none in ICU.