ANOTHER 37 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal by health officials today.
In the last 14 days, there have now been 196 cases in Donegal and 189 in the last seven days. Just over 23 per cent of Donegal’s 850 cases have occurred in the last fortnight.
The county entered Level 3 restrictions under the Living With Covid framework at midnight. These measures will be in place until at least October 16.
Nationally today, there were 248 new cases notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
A further five Covid-19 related deaths were announced.
There have now been 1,802 deaths and 34,560 confirmed cases since the outbreak.
Of the cases notified today: 132 are men and 115 are women; 67% are under 45 years of age; 36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case; 36 cases have been identified as community transmission.
104 of the cases reported today are in Dublin and there 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, with the remaining 22 cases are in 11 other counties
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Tags: