Further 56 Covid related deaths and 574 cases identified

A further 56 Covid related deaths have been reported this evening, including a 16 year old.

574 additional cases have also been confirmed, 21 in Donegal.

652 people are currently receiving treatment in hospital for the virus, of which 137 are in ICU.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says we continue to see good progress, but this needs to be sustained.