ANOTHER 72 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Donegal this evening.
In the last two weeks, there have been 1,475 new infections.
Nationally, there were 77 more Covid-19 deaths and 1,910 new cases confirmed this evening.
Since the outbreak, there have now been 2,947 deaths and 186,184 confirmed cases.
As of 2pm today, 1,892 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 217 are in ICU.
There were 59 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Latest figures from the HSE show that 98 patients at Letterkenny University Hospital were being treated for Covid-19.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said: “Through the solidarity shown by families and communities across the country in recent weeks, we are beginning to flatten the curve of Covid-19 infection.
“Each individual effort to follow the public health advice is making an impact, but we can only continue this positive trend and drive down incidence in the community by continuing to stay at home and avoid meeting or mixing with others in our social circle, including for any close family gatherings, such as birthdays or funerals, as these can be ‘super-spreader’ events.
“We know it is possible to have Covid-19 without displaying symptoms, so we all need to behave as though we are infectious and minimise our close contacts with others. If you suspect that you might be ill, isolate away from others in your household, let your close contacts know and come forward for testing as soon as possible.”
Of the cases notified today: 887 are men / 1,016 are women; 57 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 40 years old.Tags: