ANOTHER 31 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Donegal this evening by health officials.
Nationally, one further Covid-19 related death and 687 new confirmed cases were announced.
There have been a total of 4,319 deaths relating to Covid-19 in Ireland.
Since the outbreak, there have now been 220,273 cases.
Of the cases notified today: 352 are men and 334 are female; 71 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 30 years old.
As of 8am today, 540 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 120 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
For the first time since St Stephen’s Day, December 26, there were no new Covid-19 admissions to critical care units in the last 24 hours
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said: “While the number of daily cases and the number of people in hospital and critical care remain high, we continue to make progress.
“In the last 24 hours, we have had no new admissions to critical care, the first time this has happened since St. Stephen’s Day.
“This is one more tangible signal of the efforts that people continue to make and how those efforts are impacting positively on the trajectory of Covid-19 in Ireland. Please stick with this over the coming weeks.”Tags: