There have been another 38 Covid cases confirmed in Donegal as the overall death toll in Ireland passed 3,000 today.
The Department of Health has reported 90 more coronavirus-related deaths today.
The death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,066 with 89 of those deaths occurred in January.
A further 928 new cases of Covid-19 have also been reported. The total number of confirmed cases here now stands at 189,851.
There are 1,750 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals around the country.
Dr Tony Holohan said the decline in the daily incidence rate of Covid-19 had begun, but he said the volume of disease in the community remained “very high”.
“To date we have reported 96,000 cases in January 2021, which has already passed the total of 93,500 cases reported in 2020.”
“The downturn in incidence has been achieved through the determination of people across the country to stay at home, to work from home and to avoid meeting and socialising with others,” Dr Holohan said.
He urged everyone to continue to adhere to the public health advice to protect themselves and their loved ones.
The 14-day incidence rate of the virus is 721.1 per 100,000 of the population.