77 more people have died after getting Covid-19 - the highest number in a single day.
The death toll across the Republic now stands at 687.
687 new cases have been detected here, bringing the total number of positive tests to 15,652.
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The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases globally is approaching 2.5 million.
Despite some countries witnessing a slowing of infection rates, and relaxing restrictions, worldwide deaths now top 166,000.
Latest figures from Johns Hopkins University show 2.4 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across the world, and 166,000 deaths.
Officials in Spain say the spread seems to be slowing, despite an increase in testing.
England has recorded its lowest death toll for three weeks.
429 people have died in hospital, bringing the overall total to 14,289.
In Germany where there's been 145,000 cases, smaller shops, like florists and clothes shops, are opening up again for the first time today.
New Zealand will ease lockdown next week after Prime Minister Ardern claimed they had stopped a wave of devastation.
It will move its maximum Level Four alert to Level Three from next Monday.
The United States has recorded more than 758,000 cases and nearly 41,000 deaths.
However, infections appeared to have passed the peak of the outbreak in New York state, the area worst affected by the outbreak.