ANOTHER 36 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal today – taking the total number of cases in the county since the outbreak over 1,000.
Nationally, a further 470 cases have been noted to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
That figure includes another 36 in Donegal, continuing the high volume of cases in the county in recent weeks.
In total, there have now been 1,013 cases of the coronavirus in Donegal.
Earlier today, figures showed that Donegal’s Covid-19 incidence rate rose again and is now far and above anywhere in the country with an incidence rate of 218.6 per 100,00 people.
The HPSC has been informed of one further Covid-19 related death today.
There have been 1,801 Covid-19 related deaths and 37,063 confirmed cases.
Of the cases notified today: 225 are men and 242 are women; 68 per cent are under 45 years of age; 40 per cent are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case; 68 cases have been identified as community transmission.
Of the new cases, 198 are in Dublin, 61 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 19 in Kildare, 19 in Limerick, 12 in Kerry, 11 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 10 in Roscommon, 9 in Cavan, 9 in Clare, 9 in Kilkenny, 9 in Longford, 9 in Offaly, 9 in Westmeath, 8 in Louth, 7 in Tipperary, 7 in Wexford, with the remaining 17 cases in 7 counties.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “The situation nationally is a matter of serious concern and NPHET is now recommending that no more than two households should meet at any given time. It is vital that everyone – families, friends and neighbours – limit the opportunities this virus has to move from person to person and stop the spread of the disease across households.
“Behave as though you have the virus and keep yourself and those around you safe – don’t take a risk by organising or attending gatherings with more than one other household.”Tags: