Two more new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Co. Donegal.
There have now been 498 cases of the virus in the county since the outbreak began in March. This total is valid to midnight on Wednesday 12 August.
The location of the new cases in Donegal are not disclosed by area.
At least one more case has also been reported in the county today. The number will be confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team on Saturday.
Health officials have confirmed no new deaths and 67 new cases across the country.
Of the new cases, 18 are in Dublin, 17 in Kildare, 9 in Clare, 5 in Limerick, and the rest of the 18 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We have seen cases rising all across the country this week. We must continue to do all we can to avoid a return to where we were in March and April.
“We have also seen an increase in the average number of contacts for confirmed cases up to 6. It is crucial to keep your social contacts low to limit the spread of this disease.
“We all have a responsibility to stop this. Social distancing applies to all age groups – wherever you are this weekend, keep your distance.”