ANOTHER 56 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Donegal today.
The latest figures release by the Department of Health this evening show that Donegal’s high incidence rate has continued.
There were 33 cases on Friday and 34 on Saturday in Donegal, where there have now been 1,422 positive cases since the outbreak.
Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified today of two further Covid-19 deaths in Ireland and 814 cases.
There have now been 1,826 Covid-19 related deaths and 42,528 confirmed cases.
Of the cases notified today,: 432 are men, 381 are women; 70 per cent are under 45 years of age with the median age 32 years old.
226 cases are in Dublin with 77 in Cork, 64 in Galway, 56 in Donegal, 48 in Meath and the remaining 343 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
As of 2pm today 204 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “It is vital that the entire population consistently implement public health advice into their daily lives; keep your social contacts to an absolute minimum and keep physical distance when you need to be out of your home.
“22 out of 26 counties have 7 day incidence rates as a percentage of 14 day incidence rates above 50%. This shows rapidly increasing growth rates across the country.”Tags: