Chief Medical Officer says the recent dip in Covid-19 figures can’t be called a trend yet

The Chief Medical Officer says the recent dip in Covid-19 figures can’t be called a trend yet.

Last night, a further 720 cases of coronavirus were confirmed and 5 additional deaths.

There were 18 further cases in Cavan and 13 in Monaghan.

Cavan continues to have the highest 14-day incidence rate in the country, at 962.2.

Four out of the last five days have seen the daily rise in cases stay below one thousand.

Dr Tony Holohan says he’s confident of the virus being ‘significantly suppressed’ in the coming weeks.

But he’s insisted the country hasn’t turned the corner yet in getting Covid back under control: