ANOTHER 21 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Donegal today.
Sixteen further Covoid-19 related deaths were recorded in Ireland, health officials said this evening.
Of the deaths reported today, 14 occurred in November, 1 in October and 1 remains under investigation.
Another 270 new cases of the coronavirus were detected nationally.
Of the cases notified today: 123 are men and 147 are women; 56 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 42 years old.
There are 82 in Dublin, 21 in Donegal, 18 in Roscommon, 17 in Limerick, 17 in Tipperary and the remaining 115 cases are spread across 20 other counties
As of 2pm today, 282 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 40 are in ICU. There have been 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The significant improvement in the profile of the disease is encouraging: the 14-day incidence of 152 cases per 100,000 is down by 51 per cent compared to the previous two weeks.
“To maintain this positive trajectory, we need to remain vigilant to the highly infectious nature of this virus, which can easily spread from person to person through close contact and by social mixing. Our individual everyday choices to stay at home and keep our contacts to a minimum are vital to driving down the spread of Covid-19.”Tags: