A further 235 new cases of Covid 19 were announced this evening with two more deaths in the Republic of Ireland.
The Department of Health confirmed that this brings to nine the number of deaths related to the respiratory illness in the country.
Last night it was revealed that there are currently eleven cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.
The total number of cases in the state now stands at 1,564.
Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that the two patients who died were a man and a woman from the east of the country.
The woman involved had an underlying health condition.
So far, 55% of confirmed cases are male and 45% are female, with 63 clusters involving 289 cases.
The median age of confirmed cases is 45 years of age. Over 305 cases – 26% – have been hospitalised so far.
Of those hospitalised cases, 39 have been admitted to ICU. The HSE said 24% of cases are associated with healthcare workers.