Schools in Roscommon and Leitrim have some of the highest levels of Covid positive students in the country according to a new report.
A snapshot survey conducted by Irish National Teachers' Organisation interviewed almost 900 school principals nationwide over the first two weeks in November.
Locally, an average of 2.6% of all students tested were absent between the 1st and the 16th of November.
School principals were asked a series of questions in the survey including the number of students and staff returning positive tests across a fortnight earlier this month.
Roscommon schools recorded the second-highest positivity rate nationwide, with 3.8% of students absent from school with the virus.
That's followed closely by schools in Leitrim where 3.5% of students in the county were confirmed to have the virus in the two-week period.
Longford has reported levels consistent with most of the rest of the country in the INTO survey, with absence levels of almost 2%.
In the Northern Sound region, 2.7% of Cavan students surveyed, returned positive tests across the fortnight.
Monaghan however, saw some of the lowest positivity rates among students in the entire country with just over 1% of students staying home from school due to the virus at the start of this month.
Nationally 3,726 students and 605 staff members tested positive for Covid-19 in the union survey.