THERE have been been another 23 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal today.
Of 363 new cases announced today by the Department of Health, 23 are located in Donegal.
One further death has been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
There have now been 1,803 deaths and 35,740 cases since the outbreak.
In the last seven days there have been 199 new cases in Donegal while there have been 313 infections recorded in the county over the last two weeks.
Donegal’s 14-day incidence rate remains the highest in Ireland at 191 per 100,000 population. The county’s rate is still higher than the rate in Dublin (160.3), Monaghan (115.7) and Louth (93.1).
Of the cases notified today: 172 are men and 191 are women; 64 per cent are under 45 years of age; 47 per cent are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case; 58 cases have been identified as community transmission.
154 of the cases are in Dublin, with 40 in Cork, 23 in Donegal, 16 in Wexford, 15 in Roscommon, 14 in Galway, 14 in Monaghan, 11 in Kildare, 11 in Meath, 11 in Wicklow, 9 in Limerick, 6 in Clare, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Tipperary with the remaining 29 cases in 9 counties.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Public buy-in and willingness to adhere to public health guidance remains the frontline of our defence against the spread of Covid-19.
“The vast majority of people continue to take the necessary steps in their everyday activities to protect themselves and others.
“If you start to experience symptoms, stay at home and contact your GP to assess your need for a Covid-19 test as soon as possible.
“If you have been informed that you are a close contact of someone who has the illness, please don’t meet up with other people, including your family or friends, don’t go to work or college, don’t play sport, and avail of a test when it is offered.
“I know that these are difficult choices for people to make, but each individual effort will make a significant impact on the spread of this disease and, ultimately, on the numbers of deaths that we can prevent this winter.”
Earlier today, 320 new cases were confirmed in Northern Ireland – a new high for daily cases in the region.
There have now been 11,269 infections in Northern Ireland and 578 deaths.Tags: