Another 16 Covid-19 deaths reported

A further 16 people with COVID-19 have died in Ireland.

51 new cases have also been confirmed by the Department of Health.

It brings the death toll from the virus here to 1,561, while there are 24,251 confirmed cases in this country.

Two new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal as of May 17th, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 477.