ANOTHER 39 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Donegal this evening.
Donegal has the highest 14-day incidence rate, with Donegal’s rate (288.3) now well over twice the national average (122.5).
In the last 14 days, there have been 459 new cases in the county.
Nationally, ten further deaths and 426 new cases were confirmed by health officials.
Of the deaths reported today, four occurred in April, five were in March, with the other happening in February.
The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 77 – 97 years.
Of the cases notified today: 203 are men and 221 are women; 74 per cent are under 45 years of age; the median age is 29 years old; 156 in Dublin, 39 in Donegal, 28 in Kildare, 28 in Meath, 25 in Limerick and the remaining 150 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
As of 8am today, 153 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. There have been 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.