159 More People Have Tested Positive For Covid-19

2 more patients have died

The death toll in the Republic is now 1,783. 

75 of yesterday's cases are in Dublin, with 10 in Louth, six each in Cork, Donegal and Meath, and five each and Laois and Wexford. 

46 more have been recorded in 17 other counties. 

Professor Sam McConkey from the RCSI says the fresh outbreak is continuing to grow -- and it's time for us all to take action:

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