31 new cases of Covid-19 detected in the North West

The Department of Health have confirmed that there have been 31 additional cases of Covid-19 detected in Donegal.


The figure was reported as part of 401 new cases reported nationally yesterday.


No new cases were found in Sligo or Leitrim.


15 additional deaths were also confirmed in yesterday evening’s figures.


In terms of vaccination figures:


863,958 people have received their first dose

355,529 people have received their second dose


The National Immunisation Advisory Committee will meet today to consider whether to roll out the Johnson and Johnson vaccine here.

It’s after the European Medicines Agency found a possible link between the Covid-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots – but said the benefits outweigh the risks.


Public health expert, Professor Gabriel Scally, believes NIAC will decide to use it on all age-groups – and not just over-60s, like the AstraZeneca injections.