Two parts of County Monaghan have the worst Covid incidence rates in the country.
The Ballybay-Clones local electoral area has an incidence rate of 1,576 per 100,000 population, while the Monaghan LEA has an incidence rate of 1538.
Carrickmacross-Castleblayney is further down the list, with a rate of 919 per 100,000 in the 14 day period from the 24th of last month to Monday of this week.
In Co Cavan, the Bailieborough-Cootehill area in Cavan has a rate 1,012 per 100,000 population.
Cootehill-Bailieborough comes next in the county, with an incidence rate of 747, with Ballyjamesduff having an incidence rate of 659 per 100,000.
Monaghan GP Ilona Duffy, says it's a frustrating time for parents when their children are notified that they're close contacts: