THERE have been another 21 positive cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal.
In the last eight days, there have been 122 positive cases in Donegal – over 17 per cent of the county’s total, which is now 701 since the outbreak began.
Earlier today, leading figures from across Donegal issued a blunt warning to the public about the spread of Covid saying ‘it’s in our hands’. The warning comes as the county sits on the edge of entering a Phase 3 lockdown because of rising numbers of infections in recent weeks.
Nationally, 188 new cases were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
There were no further deaths recorded today.
So far, there have been 1,792 Covid-19 related deaths and 33,121 confirmed cases in Ireland.
Acting Chief Medial Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “Now more than ever we need to work collectively, our individual actions count on a population level.
“The spirit of the response to Covid-19 since the outset of this pandemic has been solidarity and cooperation. While this pandemic is a uniquely challenging time for everyone, we can and will support one another in getting through this.”
Earlier today, it was confirmed that there were 125 new cases and two further deaths in Northern Ireland.
There have been 577 deaths and 9,466 infections since the outbreak in the North. At the moment, 33 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, five of whom are in intensive care.
New restrictions have been announced throughout Northern Ireland where there is a ban on households mixing.
An urgent meeting of the Executive today deemed that the restrictions will be in place from 6pm on Tuesday.