1,283 new Covid cases with 30 in Mayo, 51 in Galway and 27 in Roscommon

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of three additional deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total to 1,852.

As of midnight Saturday, the HPSC has been notified of 1,283 confirmed cases, the highest daily total since the outbreak.

It includes 30 in Mayo, 51 in Galway, 27 in Roscommon, eight in Sligo and five in Leitrim.

Of the cases notified today:

651 are women / 628 are men.

68% are under 45 years of age.

The median age is 31 years old.

408 in Dublin, 156 in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath, 55 in Limerick and the remaining 496 cases are spread across 21 counties

As of 2 p.m. today, 277 Covid patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU.

There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Speaking on RTE Radio One today, Minister Simon Harris said the Cabinet is going to have to take 'decisive action' tomorrow in order to bring the virus under control.

It is widely expected the country will be moved to Level 4 from midnight on Monday or Tuesday with some modifications to the existing restrictions.

TODAY'S CASES PER COUNTY AND 14-DAY INCIDENCE RATES PER 100,000 POPULATION IN BRACKETS.

Cavan 42 (807.3)

Meath 80 (488.6)

Monaghan 17 (374.7)

Donegal 14 (345.5)

Clare 21(322.3)

Sligo 8 (294.5)

Westmeath 40 (294)

Cork 156 (275.4)

Galway 51 (273.6)

Wexford 35 (271.2)

Limerick 55 (250.4)

Kildare 88 (243.6)

Longford 13 (239.8)

Leitrim 5 (224.7)

Dublin 408 (224.6)

Roscommon 27 (223.1)

Kerry 36 (216)

Offaly 25 (202.7)

Louth 7 (187.8)

Laois 23 (173.6)

Mayo 30 (149.4)

Carlow 20 (149.3)

Kilkenny 10 (146.1)

Waterford 5 (131.7)

Wicklow 31 (119.4)

Tipperary 36 (109.1).

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