Forty people in Donegal have sadly died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.
Central Statistics Office records show that Donegal had 40 Covid-19 related fatalities up to Friday June 12 2020.
Thirty-three people passed away in the county in April alone.
The median age of those who died is 86.
468 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Donegal up to 12th June. The median age of people affected in the county is 54.
The weeks between 20th March to 24th April saw the highest number of cases – 432 in total – confirmed in Donegal. 176 outbreaks were recorded in Donegal in those six weeks. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases in the same location and time.
This the sixth week in a row that Donegal, Laois and Kerry have recorded less than 10 new cases of Covid-19.
Nationally, the week up to 12th June is the seventh week in a row that confirmed cases of COVID-19 have fallen.
Statistics also show that more women have been affected by Covid-19 in Ireland than men.
While some 3,651 more females were diagnosed with COVID-19 than males, the median age of 43 remains consistent for both women and men. The 25-44 age group had the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 8,694. Health care workers make up almost a third of all cases.
The Department of Health yesterday launched a new map system to allow the public to find out how many cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in their local area since March.
The live map is divided into electoral divisions to allow people to monitor the number of cases nearby by postcode search. Visit the dashboard page at: https://covid19ireland-geohive.hub.arcgis.com/