Donegal has seen a significant rise in Covid-19 transmission this week as 14 new cases are confirmed today.
Today’s Department of Health update reports that Donegal has the third highest number of new cases in the country.
Nationally, there have been 142 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and no further deaths.
Twenty seven cases of the virus have been detected in Donegal in the two weeks up to 26th August.
It comes as the HSE in Donegal currently deals with an outbreak of the disease. Covid-19 testing remains a priority and capacity for community testing in Donegal has been scaled up as required in the past number of weeks.
The location of the persons who have been diagnosed with the illness is not publicised. The HSE respects the privacy of all patients being tested.
Today marks six months since Ireland’s first confirmed case of Covid-19.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “It has been a very difficult time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic.
“However, it has also been a time of incredible solidarity, a time when a sense of community has come to the fore. We have seen innovation, cooperation, volunteerism and charity, and kindness on an enormous scale. Our frontline workers have stepped up again and again. But underpinning it all has been each person playing their part by making the right choices, many times, each day.
“Together, we have broken the chains of transmission and flattened the curve. As cases rise again, it is these same behaviours that will once again make the difference, protecting ourselves, our families and our communities.”