RTÉ’s Claire Byrne has tested positive for Covid-19, but is expected to once again co-present Claire Byrne Live tonight, telling colleagues in an email that she is “well now and through the peak of the condition.”

“As some of you may know, I tested positive for Covid-19,” the email read.

“I made the decision that I wanted you all to know this at the earliest opportunity. The HSE contact tracing system worked with me over the weekend.”

Byrne has been in self-isolation for over a week now, with staff informed on Saturday that a case had been confirmed at station.

The news comes as the Department of Health confirmed this evening that two more people had died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, whilst a further 219 people had tested positive for the disease.

This brings the total number of cases in the Republic to 1,125.