Four new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this week.
This brings the total number of cases in the county since the outbreak began to 516.
Twenty four cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Donegal in the past two weeks.
The latest Department of Health statement confirms 92 new cases of the virus nationwide and no new deaths today.
At least one more new case has been confirmed in Donegal today. However, county-by-county stats are reported with a one-day delay.
The 516 figure for Donegal is valid to midnight on Sunday 23 August.
Of the cases notified today:
- 52 are men and 38 are women
- 69% are under 45 years of age
- 46 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 11 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 31 are in Tipperary, 17 in Dublin, 7 in Clare, 7 in Wexford, 5 in Kildare and the remaining 25 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Wicklow
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “While the number of cases reported each day remains high, the situation nationally has remained relatively stable over the past week. However, we have seen cases in 25 of the 26 counties over the past 14 days, including 473 cases in Dublin, 332 in Kildare, 120 in Tipperary, 84 in Limerick, 37 in Clare and 36 in Meath and Kilkenny.
“Measures introduced last week would not be expected to impact on the trajectory of the disease until early next week. In the meantime, we must continue to follow public health advice – reduce social contacts and avoid crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings and wash hands regularly.”