A further 238 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Donegal, NPHET reports this evening.
Nationally, there are 5,325 new Covid-19 cases, and 17 further deaths.
As of 2pm today, 840 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. There have been 102 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The latest data from Letterkenny University Hospital (as of 8pm Monday) reported 45 patients with the virus onsite and three in ICU.
Donegal’s 14 day incidence rate is now 950.4 per 100,000, with 1,513 new cases in the past fortnight.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We are now experiencing a considerable surge in cases and hospitalisations. We can turn this around quickly if we stick to the measures we know worked last spring.
“We have seen some early progress in that the average number of contacts per case has been dropping in recent days – but we need to continue this effort to limit as much as we can our contact with other people in the days and weeks ahead.
“If we all stay home and keep to the public health advice, we can bring COVID-19 back under control – which ultimately will protect our essential services such as Health and Education and most importantly save lives.”