Highest number of Covid cases in nine months recorded today

The highest number of Covid-19 cases in nine months has been reported this evening.

2,466 people have tested positive, bringing the five-day moving average to 2,123.

457 Covid patients are in hospital - up nine from yesterday - with 90 in intensive care, up two.

The Chief Medical Officer, Tony Holohan, is urging people to be cautious over the bank holiday weekend, as the Covid situation worsens.