Milestone: One week of no new Covid-19 cases in Donegal

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 6 people with Covid-19 have died.
There have now been a total 1,645 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 28th May the HPSC has been notified of 39 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 24,876 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As we approach the last week of Phase 1 it is encouraging to see ICU and hospital admissions declining, the number of new cases remaining stable and a 90% recovery rate in the community.


“Moving into next week, I would urge everyone to look back at the progress we have made over the past number of weeks and maintain our efforts to suppress Covid-19 into the future.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Over the bank holiday weekend, we encourage everyone to enjoy the warm weather within recommended guidelines.

“Public health advice currently recommends outdoor meetings of up to 4 people outside of your household, at a physical distance of 2 metres and within 5km of your home.”

Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said; “As we emerge out of our homes social distancing can pose real challenges for all, especially those in our vulnerable groups who may be enjoying the outdoors for the first time in weeks. Protect each other by keeping a 2 metre distance.”

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.

County Number of cases % of total
Carlow 155 0.6
Cavan 833 3.4
Clare 322 1.3
Cork 1464 5.9
Donegal 477 1.9
Dublin 12023 48.4
Galway 476 1.9
Kerry 308 1.2
Kildare 1416 5.7
Kilkenny 337 1.4
Laois 258 1
Leitrim 83 0.3
Limerick 627 2.5
Longford 280 1.1
Louth 759 3.1
Mayo 569 2.3
Meath 793 3.2
Monaghan 504 2
Offaly 478 1.9
Roscommon 320 1.3
Sligo 129 0.5
Tipperary 528 2.1
Waterford 152 0.6
Westmeath 667 2.7
Wexford 216 0.9
Wicklow 663 2.7

*All statistics measured at midnight on Wednesday 27 May.

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