No new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal in the latest report from the Department of Health.
The number remains at 470 cases confirmed.
This is the total number of cases diagnosed in the county since the outbreak began in March. It does not represent the number of people who are currently ill with coronavirus in Donegal. The figure is valid to 16th June.
The National Public Health Emergency Team today confirmed a further four deaths and 16 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 18 June) and noted that approximately half of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in the community take more than 2 days from the onset of symptoms to make contact with their GP.
“The most important actions anyone can take from the moment they experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 is to self-isolate immediately, restrict the movement of household contacts and make phone contact with their GP.”
Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said; “COVID-19 symptoms are common symptoms and therefore some people may not be inclined to immediately seek medical attention for a cough, shortness of breath, change in sense of smell or fever to their GP. In the context of this pandemic we are asking you to do so, to help us limit the spread of COVID-19.”