The number of new Covid-19 cases in County Roscommon has risen significantly in the last 48 hours with five new cases confirmed on Tuesday and at least one confirmed on Wednesday.
Nationally, three new deaths and 254 cases, 135 of which were in Dublin, were notified on Wednesday, bringing the total deaths to 1,788 and cases to 31,799.
The news comes following the closure of a national school in rural south Co. Roscommon last week due to a confirmed case as well as a confirmed case this week at Abbey Community College in Boyle.
It was also confirmed last week that Athleague West had the third highest concentration of Covid cases in the country behind Crossalare in Co. Monaghan and Lucan North in Dublin. Athleague West had 47 confirmed cases out of a population of 536. A number of staff at the Kepak meat factory which is located in Athleague are known to have contracted the virus.