DONEGAL’S infection rates of Covid-19 continues to grow at a large rate with 38 new cases confirmed today.
In the last 14 days there have been 471 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in Donegal.
The county’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is almost two-and-a-half times the national average.
While the national average is 119.9, Donegal’s rate now stands at 295.9.
Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 12 additional Covid-19 deaths and 379 new cases.
The figures brings the country’s death toll over 2,000. There have now been 2,006 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Since the outbreak, there have been 69,058 confirmed cases.
Of the cases notified today: 174 are men and 203 are women; 64 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 36 years old.
There are 116 in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick, 22 in Louth, and the remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties
As of 2pm today, 282 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with Covid-19 to date in this country. This pandemic has impacted, directly and indirectly, on families and communities all across Ireland.
“It is important that we continue to work together if we are to suppress this virus and protect as many people as possible. For the next two weeks, work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice.”
A further 11 Covid-19 related deaths and 518 new cases were recorded in Northern Ireland today.
Nine of the 11 deaths occurred within the last 24 hours and the North’s death total is now 889. Two of the deaths were recorded in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.Tags: