Thirty-one new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Donegal, NPHET reports this evening.
Nationally, there has been one additional deaths and 686 new cases.
As of 8am today, 726 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 156 are in ICU. There have been 33 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The latest data from Letterkenny University Hospital recorded 10 patients with Covid-19 onsite last night, of which two are in ICU.
There have now been 340,704 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland.
214,384 people have received their first dose and 126,320 people have received their second dose.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We continue to see really high levels of compliance amongst the population and this is having a positive impact on the levels of disease in our communities. It is also having a positive impact on our hospitals – while last week there were 269 cases in healthcare workers and 4 outbreaks in our hospitals these represent a very significant reduction compared with the 839 cases and 15 outbreaks in the week to the 7th of February.
“In time, vaccination will be our most powerful tool against COVID-19 and over the coming weeks those who are highest risk in our families and communities will get vaccinated.
“For now, each of us has a range of tried and trusted tools at our disposal – by keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face masks and staying at home we will continue to drive down transmission of this disease. Our collective efforts move us closer to the continued re-opening of our schools and the resumption of non-COVID healthcare services.”