No new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal have been reported to the Department of Health today (Friday).
A further 127 cases have been notified nationwide and there have been no new Covid-19 related deaths.
The HSE is currently dealing with an outbreak of the virus in Donegal, it was confirmed today. Testing remains a priority in the county.
Donegal has now had 523 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the outbreak began. Six new cases, reported yesterday, have been added to the HSE’s county breakdown for Donegal.
Of the cases notified today:
* 70 are men and 57 are women
* 80% are under 45 years of age
* 66 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
* 8 cases have been identified as community transmission
* 52 are in Dublin, 13 in Monaghan, 9 in Tipperary, 8 in Meath, 8 in Wexford, 8 in Roscommon and the remaining 29 are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Waterford, Westmeath and Wicklow.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“While the number of people in critical care remains stable we have seen an additional 8 people hospitalised in the last 24 hours.
“If cases continue to rise we will see an inevitable increase in the number of people hospitalised. We all have a role to play in preventing that from happening.
“This weekend it is vital that people play their part by decreasing social contacts. Do not drop your guard just because you are meeting people close to you. Remember that just because somebody looks and feels well, that does not mean they are COVID free.”