THE total number of Covid-19 deaths in Donegal has been reduced by one.
Since the outbreak, there have been 477 cases in the county – 1.9 per cent of the country’s total.
The figure had stood at 478 for a number of days, but one of those cases has been reassigned.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre advise that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases can be reassigned to another county.
Nine further Covid-19 related deaths were confirmed in Ireland today,
The coronavirus death toll in Ireland now stands at 1,639, while 46 new cases have also been detected, meaning there have been a total of 24,841 infections.
The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 28 May) to continue its review of Ireland’s ongoing response and preparedness to COVID-19.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Throughout this pandemic NPHET has maintained a consistent focus on mortality, being very aware of the sad toll of lost loved ones on families.
“A mortality paper was prepared and discussed by NPHET today and identifies that mortality in Ireland has been within the lower range in overall terms compared with other health systems across Europe.
“Ireland will continue to report both confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 in all settings and direct public health measures to limit the burden of mortality.”Tags: