ANOTHER 32 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal today.
Nationally, three further Covid-19 related deaths and 484 new cases were confirmed by health officials.
Donegal’s 14-day incidence rate, per 100,000 population, remains the highest in the country at 246.9 with the national average at 94.2.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is to limit your interactions now,” Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said.
“We are now getting reports of substantial outbreaks in social settings, workplace settings, Christmas parties and funerals.
“The consequences of not doing so will be exponential growth in January, a substantial increase in hospitalisations and risk to life.”
Earlier today. the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met amid fears about the rising number of infections.
Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, told the Dáil that the reproduction rate has risen to between 1.1 and 1.3, something he described as ‘precarious’.
The national lead for health care associated infection and antimicrobial resistance, Professor Martin Cormican, advised people that they should only meet those you ‘trust with your life’.
He said: “Be honest with yourself about the risk you’re taking… If you’re going to be worried and upset about that risk for 14 days after, is it really worth it?”Tags: