ANOTHER 24 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal today.
Donegal’s 14-day incidence rate remains the highest in the country and more than twice the national average.
Donegal’s incidence rate per 100,000 population is 270.7. The national average is 129.2.
In the last two weeks, there have been 431 new cases recorded in Donegal.
Nationally, seven further Covid-19 related deaths and 482 new cases were reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
There have now been 1,972 Covid-19 related deaths and 67,099 cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak.
As of 2pm today, 258 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The increase in case numbers of Covid-19 today is an important reminder of the unpredictable nature of this highly infectious disease.
“The hard work undertaken by all of us over the last three weeks is to be commended, but we must not allow our success to date let us drop our guard against the spread of this disease.
“We need to hold firm to the public health advice: keep 2 metre distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings where appropriate and limit ourselves to essential contacts from our own household. If we can keep up high levels of compliance, we can get to where we need to be on the 1st December.”Tags: