Almost 30 people have died from Covid or suspected Covid in nursing homes across Donegal, confidential new figures have shown.
The figures are the first detailed analysis of deaths across nursing homes, both public and private and was carried out by the Irish Times.
The figures show a number of deaths in a number of nursing homes including 10 in the Rock Nursing Unit in Ballyshannon, four in the Killybegs Community Hospital, four in the Marissa Lodge in Letterkenny, ten at Nazareth House in Buncrana and one at the Lakehouse Nursing home in Portnablagh.
The overall figures show a breakdown of 1,030 deaths in 167 facilities caring for older people across the country, including community hospitals, long-stay units, residential institutions and nursing homes.
The figures were taken up to Tuesday of this week.
They include those who died with both suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19.
The final figures on deaths and confirmed cases are produced by the State’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
An analysis of the countrywide figures shows that of the 10 settings which saw the highest number of deaths, accounting for 240 of the total, only one is a HSE-run facility – St Mary’s Hospital care home in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, where the HSE figures show 25 people have died.Tags: