There has been a further 456 cases of Covid nationwide with six further deaths associated with the virus.
Of the latest cases reported to the Department of Health, a total of 27 of these were here in Co Donegal.
A total of 151 of today’s cases are in Dublin, 38 in Limerick, 27 in Cork, 27 in Donegal, 27 in Galway, and the remaining 186 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
The latest fatalities bring the total number of deaths in Ireland from Covid to 1,978.
Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in November.
The latest figures now bring to 67,526 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland since the start of the pandemic.
“Analysis of today’s data shows the 5-day moving average of case numbers has increased from 354 to 392,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
“We have seen higher numbers in recent days than we expected based on the encouraging trends of the last three weeks. We are concerned that this progress is at risk.
“We have to remember that the virus is still very active in the community and we cannot let our guard slip. NPHET will continue to monitor the situation closely over the coming days,” he added.
“We all need to focus on what we can do to stop the spread of this disease; wash our hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep our distance from others, avoid crowds, limit our social network, know the symptoms, self-isolate and contact a GP if we have them. Stay at home and restrict our movements if you are a close contact of a confirmed case.”Tags: