Four more people have died with Covid-19 in Donegal, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office.
The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Donegal has risen to 147.
The median age of those who have died with the virus in Donegal is 83.
A total of 8,863 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Donegal up to last week. The median age of all people affected by the virus in Donegal is 39.
There were 161 new cases in Donegal in the week ending 19th March – representing a 130% decrease compared to the previous week, when 70 new cases were confirmed in the county.
For every case of Covid-19 diagnosed in Donegal, the average number of close contacts is 2.6 – down from 4.8 in the first week of 2021. Dublin has the highest average contacts per positive case of almost four per positive case.
CSO analysis of the situation nationwide shows that the proportion of daily cases among those over the age of 65 has been decreasing for a number of weeks as the vaccine roll-out continues.
There were 38 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland in the week ending 19 March 2021, with 87% of deaths occurring among people aged 65 years and over.
There were 88 health care workers diagnosed with the virus in the week ending 19 March, this is the lowest weekly figure since the week ending 21 August 2020.
The CSO also reports that the proportion of asymptomatic cases has been increasing over recent weeks – from 17% in the week ending 29 January to 24% of all cases in the week ending 19 March.