The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Letterkenny has risen to two.
HSE data from Letterkenny University Hospital shows that, as of 8pm last night, there are two people with confirmed cases of Covid-19 receiving care. One of the patients is in intensive care.
The number of Covid-19 cases at LUH rose to two on Monday 13th September.
There is one further suspected case of Covid-19 at the hospital.
It has been almost a month since LUH recorded zero Covid-19 patients onsite.
Nationally, 73 patients are currently hospitalised with Covid-19 related illness. Nine of these have been admitted in the past 24 hours and fourteen of these patients are in ICU.
Donegal recorded 20 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, marking the second-highest county increase in Ireland after Dublin.
Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE, commented last night: “We are seeing a sharp increase in rate of admissions of COVID-19 patients into our acute hospitals. We know that without a reversal of these trends, admissions can escalate rapidly to the point where our healthcare facilities will be under unsustainable pressure. It is more essential than ever that we all adhere to the basic measures which can weaken the virus in the community.”