There has been a sharp rise in the number of people being diagnosed with coronavirus with a further 191 new case in Ireland today.
There are no new figures for the number of cases in Donegal which stood at last than five when figures were released yesterday.
The Government has also reported a third person has died here since the outbreak.
The woman lived in the east of the country.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said it had not been reported to the department that there had been an underlying condition related to this particular case.
The new cases of Covid-19 confirmed today, bringing the total in the country to 557.
The amount of Covid-19 testing has increased after the National Public Health Emergency Team changed the thresholds for testing last Friday.
Cases have been confirmed in every county apart from Monaghan, according to the department’s figures.
Dr Holohan said the department would not have expected to see any impact from social distancing measures on the figures at this point.
He said officials anticipate social distancing will flatten growth, but added that we are likely to continue to see growth in cases.
Dr Holohan said a “youngish cohort” of people were being diagnosed with the virus, saying he wanted to get the message across of the risk they represent to older people.
Overall, there are 634 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and four deaths on the island of Ireland.
Around 80% of cases of Covid-19 will be a mild to moderate illness, close to 14% have severe disease and around 6% are critical.
Generally, you need to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person, within 1-2 metres, to be considered at-risk or a close contact.