Health officials have reported 32 new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.
The have been a further 418 new cases of Covid-19 across the country today and seven Covid-19 related deaths.
The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 67-92 years. Five deaths occurred in April, one in February and one was in January.
Donegal has the third highest number of new cases today, after 167 in Dublin and 39 in Cork. The 14 day incidence rate in Donegal is now 307.8, while Ireland’s average is 134.4 per 100,000.
There are 137 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospitals around the country, with 37 of these in intensive care units.
Letterkenny University Hospital has six Covid-19 patients, including one patient with the virus in ICU (as of 8pm last night)
On the vaccine front, there have been 1,621,870 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “As we look forward to the greater reopening of activities and services, our key objective now is to maintain our course in coming weeks and follow the public health advice in our daily activities.
“When you are planning to meet someone, remember that outdoors is safer for everybody. And when you meet up, stay at a 2m distance, keep to a small group and avoid crowded areas – this will minimise the risk of passing the virus from person to person, driving down the incidence rate and keeping our society open.
“Throughout this pandemic we have seen outbreaks and clusters of disease as a result of social events such as funerals, wakes and birthday parties. Unfortunately we need to continue to stay vigilant to the infectious nature of this disease and avoid congregating together in large groups. We need all sectors of society to continue to encourage and support the public health messages and to help everyone to stay safe.”