The figures have been released by the CSO.

Eleven counties have recorded less than ten new cases of Covid-19 for at least five weeks in a row.

For the fifth straight week, Clare, Leitrim, Longford, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow recorded less than ten cases.

It was the sixth such week for Donegal, Laois and Kerry and the seventh for Sligo and Waterford.

These new figures, released by the Central Statistics Office, relate to last week.

Dublin remains the worst hit county and the only one to record more than five new deaths each week for the past five weeks – and the only county to record more than 20 new cases in the past two weeks.

Forty per cent of all cases in Ireland have been linked to an outbreak – with over half of them in nursing homes.

While healthcare workers make up almost a third of all cases.

The virus continues to hit the older age groups the hardest – with 65 per cent of all deaths relating to people over 80 years old.