A FURTHER 23 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Donegal this evening.
Nationally, 35 additional Covid-19 related deaths and 613 cases were announced by health officials.
There have been 262 new cases over the last 14 days in Donegal, where the 14-day incidence rate is now 164.5, with the national average now at 226.1
Ireland’s death toll has risen to 4,271.
Since the outbreak, there have now been 217,478 cases.
As of 8am today, 591 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 138 are in ICU. There were 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of February 22, 359,616 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: 226,291 people have received their first dose; 133,325 people have received their second dose.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We are making good progress and can see that many of the key indicators of disease levels in our communities are continuing to fall. This progress is the reason we are able to reopen our schools in a cautious and phased basis.
“However, we must remember that Covid-19 is still circulating at a high level and, we are still seeing positivity rates of around 15% in the community.
“As we see more of our children return to school next week, it is important that we continue to follow all of the public health guidance, including on the school run.”Tags: