The decreasing number of Covid-19 deaths and hospitalisations in Ireland was reflected in Donegal last month, with no virus-related deaths recorded in the county in the last two weeks of April.
New CSO data released today shows that the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Donegal remains at 153.
The median age of those who have died with the virus in Donegal is 83.
A total of 10,068 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 195 new cases in Donegal in the week ending 30th April – representing a 25% decrease compared to the previous week, when 244 new cases were confirmed in the county. Sixty-three new cases in Donegal last week were linked to outbreaks.
Donegal recorded the fourth highest number of new cases (195) in Ireland in the last week of April.
The average number of contacts per positive case was above average last week. People in Donegal who tested positive for Covid-19 reported an average of 4.4 close contacts last week, while the national average was 3.9.
Nationally, the CSO reports that there were 232 cases (6% of all linked cases in the last four weeks) linked to an outbreak in schools, 209 cases (5%) were linked to an outbreak in childcare facility and 624 cases (15%) linked to an outbreak in the workplace in the last four weeks.
Hospitalisations have been decreasing since the week ending 15 January and were 82 in the week ending 30 April from a peak of 1,469. ICU admissions have also been decreasing since the week ending 08 January and there were seven in the week ending 30 April, down from a peak of 155.