There have been 1,296 new cases of Covid-19 across Ireland today.
The Department of Health said that 26 patients are now being treated for Covid at Letterkenny University Hospital.
The new cases bring to 85,394 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
There has also been another six deaths recorded today bring the death toll from Covid here to 2,200 people.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “For the second day in a row we are reporting more than 1,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
“Within a few short weeks of easing measures at the beginning of December, we have now returned to the very high levels of Covid-19 circulating in the community that we have not seen since the peak of Wave Two of this disease. This is very concerning.
“While today is a positive day with the arrival of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, it does not mean that we can relax our adherence to public health measures.
“We must continue to stay at home, avoid social contact where possible, avoid visiting friends and family and not have visitors to our homes.”Tags: