Latest: No new Covid-19 cases in Donegal for second day

Cases by county

Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases may be reassigned to another county.

Carlow 136 0.6%
Cavan 748 3.3%
Clare 303 1.3%
Cork 1205 5.4%
Donegal 469 2.1%
Dublin 10948 48.7%
Galway 382 1.7%
Kerry 303 1.3%
Kildare 1317 5.9%
Kilkenny 271 1.2%
Laois 247 1.1%
Leitrim 66 0.3%
Limerick 570 2.5%
Longford 264 1.2%
Louth 715 3.2%
Mayo 522 2.3%
Meath 754 3.4%
Monaghan 447 2%
Offaly 349 1.6%
Roscommon 234 1%
Sligo 116 0.5%
Tipperary 515 2.3%
Waterford 143 0.6%
Westmeath 640 2.8%
Wexford 194 0.9%
Wicklow 637 2.8%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Thursday 7 May.



The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 18 people with COVID-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,446* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am Saturday 9 May the HPSC has been notified of 219 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 22,760 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The number of Covid-19 infections in Donegal continues to slow down with, on average, less than two confirmed new cases in the county per day over the past week. Today’s figure (469) was the same as yesterday and the day before.
On Tuesday, May 7 the Department of Health reported that Donegal has 469 confirmed cases of the disease, up thirteen from last week (456).

The daily increases over the past seven days, working backwards from Sunday, May 3, were: 0, 0 1, 4, 2, 1, and 1. It is almost a fortnight since the daily increase in the county was in double figures.

Donegal’s peak number of new infections came on 12 April when 39 new cases were reported. Indeed, there were a dozen days last month when the daily increase was larger than 13.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.


Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 7 May (22,495 cases), reveals:

· 57% are female and 43% are male

· the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years

· 2,954 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

· Of those hospitalised, 381 cases have been admitted to ICU

· 6,669 cases are associated with healthcare workers

· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,948 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,317 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,205 cases (5%)

· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 35%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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