Health officials have stated that house parties and family gatherings are to blame for some of Donegal’s recent Covid-19 outbreaks.
Dr Anthony Breslin, Director of Public Health, has said that new cases are being detected across the county, and no particular location or workplace is considered a hotspot.
Donegal recorded an increase of 75 new Covid-19 cases in the past seven days since September 10.
Dr Breslin told RTE News yesterday that it appears that people have let their guard down regarding guidelines.
“We are hearing stories of parties, not just underage groups, but Christening parties, anniversaries, retirement parties. They are big numbers, with no social distancing, etc. and that’s where we are getting the numbers,” Dr Breslin said.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer has said there are “concerning trends” in Donegal, after 20 new cases were confirmed in the county on Tuesday alone.
“It is now absolutely essential that people action public health advice and act as if they or those close to them are potentially infectious,” Dr Glynn said.