Ireland’s 14-day coronavirus rate has jumped 38% in the past week.
The latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show that there were 158.5 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland over the past two weeks.
That is up from 107.4 last Monday.
Three counties along the border with the North now have rates higher than 300.
Cavan’s rate has doubled in the past two days and now sits at 338.7.
Donegal still has the highest rate in the country and now sits at 344.9 while Monaghan is on 319.3.
It comes amid increasing concern about rising figures in the North – where officials have now reported more than 1,000 cases for a number of days in a row.
Derry and Strabane, just over the border from Donegal have been battling the highest infection rates on the island and Stormont’s Chief Medical Officer has called for a six-week lockdown to get to grips with the situation.
Meanwhile Clare and Longford are both above 200.
The rate in Dublin now stands at 174.5 up 7.3% on this day last week.
Dublin North Central has the highest rate in the capital at 241.9, with Dublin North West in second place at 223.9.
Dublin South East and Dublin South are both over 200 as well.
Meanwhile, 221 people are being treated for Covid-19 in Irish hospitals this morning.
It's the highest figure since May and is a 47% percent increase on this day last week.