Lowest daily number of Covid-19 cases recorded since mid-December

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer says Ireland’s continuing to make good progress in the fight against Covid-19.


Yesterday the country recorded its lowest daily number of cases since mid-December, at 359.


The Department of Health also confirmed 14 more Covid-19 related deaths.



The number of new cases in the North West once again remain low with 0 cases in Leitrim and both Sligo and Donegal reporting fewer than 5 cases each.


Dr Ronan Glynn says the figures very welcome but the rise in global cases in the past week means we need to work to protect that progress.



Nationally there are 475 people being treated in Hospital for Covid-19.  112 are in ICU.


There are 5 people currently being treated for Covid-19 in Sligo University Hospital with 2 in ICU.


In Letterkenny University Hospital there are 12 people being treated with 3 in ICU.


Dr. David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation’s special envoy on Covid-19, says the number of cases in Ireland is still concerning:



435,895 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

294,550 people have received their first dose.
141,345 people have received their second dose.