Two more people with confirmed Covid-19 have died in Donegal, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office.
The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Donegal is now 153.
The median age of those who have died with the virus in Donegal is 83.
A total of 9,591 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Donegal up to last week. The median age of all people affected by the virus in Donegal is 38.
There were 177 new cases in Donegal in the week ending 16th April – representing a 30% increase compared to the previous week, when 126 new cases were confirmed in the county. Ninety-five new cases in Donegal last week were linked to outbreaks. Donegal was the county with the second highest number of new cases in this week.
The CSO reports that the proportion of daily cases among those over the age of 65 has been decreasing steadily in recent weeks. The percentage of cases in this age group has fallen from 18% in the week ending 29 January to 5% in the week ending 16 April.
Hospitalisations have been decreasing since the mid-January peak. There were 81 patients hospitalised in the week ending 16th April, down from from a peak of 1,397 in the week of 15th January. ICU admissions are also down since January and there were less than five in the week ending 16 April, down from a peak of 136.
The average number of contacts per positive case in Donegal has increased to 3.8, up from 3.4 in the previous week.
Nationally, there were 279 cases (8% of all linked case in the last four weeks) linked to an outbreak in schools, 292 cases (8%) were linked to an outbreak in childcare facility and 307 cases (8%) linked to an outbreak in the workplace in the last four weeks.