ANOTHER 33 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this afternoon.
There have now been 1,315 cases in Donegal in the last 14 days.
Nationally, there were 23 further Covid-19 rested deaths reported this evening.
Health officials announced 1,378 new cases of the coronavirus.
“While we are starting to make progress in reducing the level of the virus in the community, this is a critical time for all of us to hold firm to the public health advice,” Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said.
“We must not let down our guard against this highly infectious disease and the risk it poses to ourselves and those most medically vulnerable to infection.
“There is a huge volume of disease in the country and the recent surge in cases continues to place an unprecedented strain on ICUs, hospitals and other frontline healthcare services.
“The answer lies in driving down social contacts and congregation in all settings, including in workplaces.”
Of the cases notified today: 643 are men and 730 are women; 58 per cent are under 45 years of age; The median age is 39 years old.
As of 2pm today, 1,931 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 218 are in ICU, and there were 44 additional hospitalisations made in the last 24 hours.
Dr Holohan added: “Everyone who can, should work from home where possible.
“For those of us who cannot work from home, it is essential to follow the public health advice in the workplace, such as the wearing of face coverings when moving around communal areas.
“We urge all employers to facilitate home working as much as possible and to ensure strict adherence to public health measures in the workplace.”Tags: