The Department of Health has confirmed 938 more cases of Covid-19 and 13 further deaths with 68 of those cases recorded in Donegal.
The latest figures mean there is a total of 82,155 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 2,184 deaths related to the virus in Ireland since the pandemic began.
The number of people in ICU today is 25, down three from yesterday.
Of today’s cases, 416 are men and 517 are women and 65% are under 45 years of age.
The regional breakdown showed 300 people tested positive in Dublin, with 110 in Cork, 72 in Limerick, 68 in Donegal, 41 in Kildare and the remaining 347 cases are spread across 21 other counties.
Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory Dr Cillian De Gascun said: “Preliminary data would suggest, based on a selection of samples analysed from the weekend, that the novel variant from the UK is present in Ireland.
“However, given the timeline of the samples analysed, it would seem that the novel variant is not solely responsible for the recent increase in case numbers seen in Ireland.”
Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is among those who tested positive after he returned from Brussels earlier this week.
However, the Finna Fail TD is showing no symptoms at this stage.Tags: