A RECORD number of daily cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Donegal this evening.
Health officials have announced that there have been 150 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
Nationally, there were 13 Covid-19 related deaths and 1,718 new cases were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
The 1,1718 is also a daily high and comes with full Level 5 restrictions set to be announced this evening.
In the last 14 days, there have been 828 new infections detected in Donegal, where the 14-day incidence rate, per 100,000 population is the country’s highest at 520.1.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have now been 4,230 cases in Donegal.
Of the cases notified today: 853 are men and 863 are women; 66 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 34 years old.
There are 358 of those cases in Dublin, with 164 in Cork, 155 in Louth, 150 in Donegal, 112 in Galway and the remaining 779 cases are spread across all other counties
As of 2pm today, 455 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. There have been 60 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, said: “Ireland is no longer in a containment phase and is once again in a mitigation phase. Given the current levels of transmission in the community, every individual should consider themselves potentially infectious.
“It is essential that we all limit our contacts to our own household now, restrict our movements and do not give COVID-19 any further opportunities to spread.
“Everyone needs to stay at home other than for essential work or care. This is not the time to be visiting other houses.”
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