A further nine people in Donegal have passed away with Covid-19.
Today’s CSO report brings the overall number of deaths here to 82.
Twenty Covid-19 deaths were recorded in the county from 11th December 2020 – 15th January.
The week of 8th January 2021 saw Donegal’s highest number of coronavirus deaths this winter so far, with seven people passing during this period.
The median age of those who passed in Donegal is 83.
A total of 7,126 cases of Covid-19 has been recorded in Donegal up to last week. The median age of all people infected with coronavirus in Donegal remains at 38.
Nationally, the CSO has found that more than 50 people have died due to COVID-19 in each of last three weeks. Dublin continues to be the worst hit county.
Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Ireland is 2,361, with a further 175 deaths cited as probable deaths linked to the virus. For the week ending 15 January, 247 deaths were recorded.
The virus claimed the lives of 163 more men than women up to and including the week ending 15 January. It also continues to impact the older age groups the hardest, with 63% of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths to date in the 80 years old or older age group.
The average number of contacts per positive case per week is on the decrease. The figure was two in the week ending 15 January, down from four contacts per case in late December.