The Department of Health has confirmed another 84 new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.
Sixty-one deaths and 2,488 more cases have been reported nationwide.
Of the deaths reported today, 58 deaths occurred in January. There are 3 deaths where the date of death is under investigation. The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 41-100 years.
As of 2pm today, 1,923 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 210 were in ICU at 11am. There have been 85 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The latest data from Letterkenny University Hospital (as of 8pm Tuesday night) recorded 113 patients with Covid-19 onsite.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, has warned that the incidence rate continues to be high in communities.
“The number of cases and deaths that we are reporting today and the persisting high incidence rate of COVID-19 across the country shows that we cannot underestimate the highly infectious nature of this disease and the impact that it can have on families and communities,” Dr Holohan said.
“The virus spreads through close contacts, through the congregation of people. We need everyone to stay at home as much as possible, and to work from home, where possible. You should not meet up with friends or loved ones, unless you are caring for them. If you go out for exercise, you need to stay within 5km from your home, wear a face covering where appropriate and wash your hands when you return home to protect yourself from infection.
“If you are COVID positive you should self-isolate and stay at home, in your room, avoiding contact with other people. This is to protect the other people that you live with.”