ANOTHER 45 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this evening.
Nationally, 35 further deaths and 1,047 new cases were announced by health officials.
Of the deaths, 29 occurred in February with the other six having occurred in January.
Those who died were aged 63-96.
There have now been 3,621 deaths since the outbreak and 201,763 cases/.
Of the cases notified today: 505 are men / 540 are women; 58 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 38 years old.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “No single intervention is perfect at preventing the spread of Covid-19, it takes many different individual actions to slow down the spread of the disease.
“Every action you take is another layer of protection between you and the virus – the more layers you have the more protection you have.
“Public health measures are based on this principle. Keep physical distance from others, wash hands regularly, avoid crowds, wear face coverings and vaccines all provide you with layers of defence against Covid-19.”