IRISH health officials have today confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19.
There are now 141 people in hospital with the virus, including 19 patients in Letterkenny University Hospital.
The Department of Health says that there are 141 patients receiving Covid-19 treatment, 25 of those in intensive care settings.
LUH is the worst affected acute hospital in the state, where four Covid patients are in ICU.
Data relating to the number of deaths associated with Covid-19, as well as case numbers by county, have been affected by the cyber attack on the HSE IT systems.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We are currently experiencing high incidence of COVID-19 across many counties. There has been a significant increase in hospitalisation over the last fortnight.
“Please continue to avoid crowded spaces, keep distance from others, keep indoor settings well-ventilated by opening windows and doors, wear a mask where appropriate.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “87% of cases today are in those aged less than 45 years. If you are awaiting your vaccine or are awaiting your second dose, continue to protect yourself by following public health advice.
“Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective. Please get vaccinated as soon as you have the opportunity to do so.”