TWENTY-SIX new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this evening.
A further 28 Covid-19 related deaths and 763 new cases have been reported nationwide.
As of 2pm today there are 754 patients with Covid-19 in hospital – 151 are in ICU. There have been 46 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said: “The past year has been very difficult for people and we still have a way to go. Incidence remains very high and we cannot drop our guard.
“But better days are in sight. People continue to respond to public health advice and act in solidarity with one another. We have a dedicated and committed health workforce and we are learning more about this disease all the time. We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks.
“Please continue in your efforts as we seek to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from vaccination.”