THE HSE say that they are a managing ‘a number of outbreaks’ of Covid-19 across Donegal.
The county has seen a sharp increase in positive cases over the last two weeks.
Until Wednesday, there had been 25 confirmed infections in the previous two weeks – and that number was increased by another six yesterday. Of those cases, 20 were in the 25-54-year-old age group.
“The HSE are working closely with Public and Community Organisations to manage the recent positive cases of Covid-19 within the community,” the HSE said in a statement this evening.
“The HSE in Donegal are currently dealing with an outbreak of the disease.
“All positive cases and their contacts are being followed with relevant supports made available.
“The local Public health Department are working closely with all relevant agencies.”
Several sports clubs across the county have temporarily suspended activities this week as precautions.
Letterkenny University Hospital had Covid-19 cases on site for the first time in around two months this week.
Testing at the O”Donnell Park test centre has ramped up significantly of late.
The HSE statement said: “Covid-19 testing is a priority at present in the HSE.
“The HSE respects the privacy of all patients being tested. Capacity for community testing in Donegal has been scaled up as required in the past number of weeks.
“As a community wanting to keep the disease controlled, it is important that we do not become complacent.
“We would like to remind people to exercise caution and continue to observe the HSE guidance to protect themselves and to protect others.
“This includes adhering to hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, limit social contacts, to wear masks where advised and to observe social distancing.”Tags: