Record number of deaths from Covid-19

A record 101 deaths from Covid-19 were confirmed here yesterday, and one person was only 19.


However yesterday’s figures were the lowest number of cases since December 28th with 879 new infections.


15 additional cases were reported in Donegal yesterday, there were 8 in Sligo and less than 5 in Leitrim



Meanwhile Professor Gabriel Scally has claimed that many recent Covid deaths are directly due to restrictions being eased before Christmas.


The chief medical officer, Tony Holohan has warned that we have a long way to go to bring the virus under control.


Professor Scally says the recent death toll is a tragedy: