HEALTH officials have this evening confirmed another 339 new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.
Nationally, four additional Covid-19 related deaths and 3,394 new cases were announced this evening.
This evening’s figure is a new daily record nationally and the 339 in Donegal is also a new high, more than double the 150 recorded on Wednesday.
In the last 14 days, there have been 1,174 new cases recorded in Donegal.
As of 2pm today, 607 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 56 are in ICU. There were 71 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “The incidence of COVID-19 is as high, if not higher now than it was in March.
“Every individual needs to act as if they are infectious. Hospitalisations are rising to levels close to what we saw in the springtime.
“Everyone needs to stay at home other than for essential work or care.
“It is really important that vulnerable and older people do not leave their homes unless absolutely essential.
“This includes asking neighbours or family to carry out errands such as grocery shopping, limiting all contacts to only those people you live with or have to visit for essential care reasons.”
There have now been 2,252 Covid-19 related deaths and 96,926 confirmed cases in Ireland since the outbreak.Tags: