No new confirmed Donegal Covid-19 cases for third day

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 12 people with Covid-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,458 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am Sunday 10 May the HPSC has been notified of 236 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 22,996 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.


The number of confirmed cases in Donegal remains at 469 for the third successive day.

The number of Covid-19 infections in Donegal continues to slow down with, on average, just one confirmed new case in the county per day over the past week.

The daily increases over the past seven days, working backwards from Thursday, May 7, were: 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4 and 2. It is more than 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.


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 139 0.6%
Cavan 752 3.3%
Clare 303 1.3%
Cork 1207 5.4%
Donegal 469 2.1%
Dublin 11068 48.8%
Galway 388 1.7%
Kerry 303 1.3%
Kildare 1324 5.8%
Kilkenny 277 1.2%
Laois 247 1.1%
Leitrim 66 0.3%
Limerick 572 2.5%
Longford 264 1.2%
Louth 721 3.2%
Mayo 522 2.3%
Meath 758 3.4%
Monaghan 447 2%
Offaly 350 1.6%
Roscommon 235 1%
Sligo 116 0.5%
Tipperary 517 2.3%
Waterford 143 0.6%
Westmeath 641 2.8%
Wexford 199 0.9%
Wicklow 643 2.8%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Friday 8 May


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, Friday 8 May (22,671 cases), reveals:

· 57% are female and 43% are male

· the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years

· 2,986 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

· Of those hospitalised, 383 cases have been admitted to ICU

· 6,771 cases are associated with healthcare workers

· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,068 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,324 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,207 cases (5%)

· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 36%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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