Another 13 people have died and there have been a further 2,944 cases of Covid across Ireland today.
Of these, a total of 112 new cases were in Co Donegal.
The number of deaths from Covid in Ireland has now risen to 2,608 people.
The total number of case of the virus now stands at 172,726.
Meanwhile, the Government have confirmed they are exploring whether the AstraZeneca vaccine can be brought to Ireland ahead of it securing approval from the European Medicines Agency.
Experts have warned of rolling lockdowns throughout 2021.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said an advanced shipment of the vaccine would enable Covid-19 jabs to start as soon as it’s granted EU approval, possibly on January 29.