There's no stopping a Delta wave of Covid-19 in Ireland, according to the Chief Medical Officer.
The number of new cases caused by the strain is estimated to be as high as 70 percent.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is predicting significant transmission of the virus in the coming months, with a possible peak of hospital admissions due to the spread of the variant in September.
Buncrana in Donegal has the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country.
The local electoral area's 14-day rate is 608 - which is over six times the national average.
The second highest is Dungarvan in Waterford, at 600.
Carndonagh, also in Donegal, is the next worst, with a rate of 489.