The head of the HSE Paul Reid is calling on the public to continue to play their part in reducing the spread of Covid-19.
Encouraging figures show that the rate of people testing positive for Covid-19 has declined this week from 8.9% to 5.8%.
“One way or another, I hope it gives everyone some encouragement and hope,” said Mr Reid, the CEO of the Health Service Executive.
Mr Reid added the number of close contacts is now down to an average of three and most close contacts are household.
“Still very early but good. We’re all be part of the solution. Let’s keep this going,” Mr Reid tweeted today.
115,138 Covid-19 tests were completed in Ireland in the last seven days. Donegal has recorded 520 positive cases of the virus in the past fortnight.
The latest Covid-19 figures show there are 295 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals nationwide, of which 37 are in intensive care.
The most recent data from Letterkenny University Hospital, released on Friday night, showed that there were 18 patients with Covid-19 onsite, including three patients in intensive care and another patient with a suspected case of Covid-19 who was also reported as critical.