Six more new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal.
The new cases were detected up to midnight Friday.
The county case total rose by one on Wednesday and a further five were diagnosed on Thursday.
Records from Letterkenny University Hospital show that there is one patient with Covid-19 receiving critical care (as of 8pm Friday night).
Taking the new cases into account, there have now been 566 cases of coronavirus in Donegal since the beginning of the outbreak.
The National Public Health Emergency Team has today reported a further 159 confirmed cases of Covid-19 nationwide and two more Covid-19 related deaths.
Of the new cases:
- 70 are men / 89 are women
- 65% are under 45 years of age
- 51% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 23 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 75 in Dublin, 10 in Louth, 6 in Cork, 6 in Donegal, 6 in Meath, 5 in Laois, 5 in Wexford, and the remaining 46 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, 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; “47% of the cases reported today are in Dublin City and County. For the people of Dublin in particular, this is a critical moment to address the spread of the disease in the community. Individual choices can make all the difference – reconsider your plans for the weekend, reduce the number of people that you meet and avoid social activities that involve large groups of people.
“COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that can spread even when you have no symptoms. Remember, when you do meet with friends, family and colleagues, staying 2m apart is the best way to keep everyone safe.”
The COVID-19 dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.