The number of Covid-19 patients at Letterkenny University Hospital is decreasing after reaching a record high in recent days.
The hospital continues to be extremely busy as staff treat 102 patients with the virus. Five people with Covid-19 are recorded as critical.
Monday saw LUH record its highest ever number of Covid-19 cases, with 120 people hospitalised at the time.
HSE data from last night shows the situation is improving slightly. There are 102 Covid-19 cases onsite, with 19 general care beds and one critical care bed available.
Speaking last night, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said there is a persisting high incidence rate of COVID-19 in communities across the county. He urged the public not to underestimate the highly infectious nature of this disease.
Dr Holohan said: “The virus spreads through close contacts, through the congregation of people. We need everyone to stay at home as much as possible, and to work from home, where possible. You should not meet up with friends or loved ones, unless you are caring for them. If you go out for exercise, you need to stay within 5km from your home, wear a face covering where appropriate and wash your hands when you return home to protect yourself from infection.
“If you are COVID positive you should self-isolate and stay at home, in your room, avoiding contact with other people. This is to protect the other people that you live with.”