THERE have been 16 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal today.
Nationally, there were eight further Covid-19 related deaths and 444 new cases notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.
The eight deaths bring Ireland’s death toll to 1,930 while there have now been 63,483 cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak.
Of the cases notified today: 208 are men and 235 are women; 61 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 37 years old.
There were 158 cases in Dublin, 48 in Cork, 36 in Galway, 28 in Limerick and 174 cases spread across 19 other counties, including Donegal.
The 16 new cases in Donegal mean there have been 456 cases in the county in the last 14 days. Donegal’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is now 286.4.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Every piece of public health advice we have given from the outset of this pandemic is designed to keep everyone protected from the impact of Covid-19.
“If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, you are asked to restrict your movements for 14 days and to attend for your two free Covid-19 tests, one on day 0 and one on day 7.
“This is because as an identified close contact, you have come into contact with the virus. It may take some time for this to become apparent, or for you to become infectious.
“By staying at home for this entire 14 day period, you are helping to stop the spread of this dangerous disease. In following this important guidance, you are helping to bring this virus right back down to where we all need it to be and playing your part in this national effort.”Tags: