Two more new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal.
There have now been 503 cases of the virus in the county since the outbreak began. The number of people currently affected by the virus and the location of cases is not reported by the Department of Health. The total number of cases is valid to midnight on Friday 14 August.
At least one more case is due to be confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.
Health officials yesterday confirmed no new deaths and 66 new cases of Covid-19 across the country.
NPHET is set to meet today to review and discuss the case figures that have been reported in recent days. Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said the team will make any necessary recommendations to Government which are required to protect the vulnerable, continue with the resumption of healthcare services and ensure the safe reopening of schools.
Dr Glynn said: “The phased reopening of the country has afforded people the opportunity to socialise with each other again. However, some are doing this recklessly and undermining the efforts of the majority of people around the country who are following public health advice. This cannot continue. This pandemic isn’t over just because we are tired of living with it.
“We must all learn to behave and interact in a new way over the coming months so that COVID-19 cannot take root again in our communities. Please avoid crowds, reduce your social contacts, keep your distance from others, wash your hands and wear face coverings.”