Another 51 people have lost their lives through Covid.
Figures just released show the virus is still very strong with a further 2,608 cases also announced.
Of those cases, 135 were in Donegal.
The Government has admitted that up to 1,000 people could die in January from the disease.
The number of people in intensive care in hospital with the virus continues to rise, up four from yesterday to 214 today.
CEO of the HSE Paul Reid said the situation in out hospitals was at its most critical yet.
There have been a total of 54,318 coronavirus cases in Ireland since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has not explicitly ruled out the idea of restaurants being shut until May or even longer.
In Northern Ireland, restrictions have been extended until March 5th.
Restrictions here are set to be extended well into February, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has admitted.Tags: