An additional 31 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this weekend.
The Department of Health today reports 1,247 new cases of the virus and a further 15 deaths nationwide. The age range of those who passed is 68-99 years. The death toll is now 3,307.
Donegal’s 14-day incidence rate now stands at 480 per 100,000, while the national average is 501.
As of 2pm today, 1,516 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. There have been 39 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. Data from Letterkenny University Hospital last night recorded 74 patients with the virus onsite.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is today urging all employers to take action for staff safety: “There is an onus on employers to ensure that, in the first instance, staff are encouraged to work from home and in cases where that is not possible, that their workplaces are safe for staff and customers and in full compliance with infection prevention and control measures.
“The HPSC has comprehensive guidance on outbreak management and infection prevention control measures that every employer should be familiar with and activating on their premises. I encourage all employers and managers to review their workplaces and ensure they have effective measures in place.”