Breaking: 56 new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal, 866 nationally

October 29, 2020

THERE have been 56 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal today.

In the last 14 days, there have been 505 new cases in Donegal. The 14-day incidence rate in the county, per 100,000 population, is 317.2.

Nationally, there were six additional Covid-19 related deaths and 866 new cases notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

To date, there have been a total of 1,902 Covid-19 related deaths and there have now been 60,297 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Of the cases notified today: 428 are men and 438 are women; 63 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 35 years old.

Some 242 of the case are in Dublin, with 166 in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway, 44 in Meath and the remaining 304 cases are spread across another 20 counties

As of 2pm today, 328 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 43 are in ICU. There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “It is vitally important that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that you self-isolate and phone your GP for further advice.

“Self-isolate means stay in your room and avoid contact with other members of your household. Doing this will protect those you live with by interrupting the chain of transmission.

“I again appeal to everyone to behave as though you are a close contact. Stay at home, other than for essential reasons.”



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