There have been 14 new Covid-19 cases reported in Donegal today. It is the highest single daily total in recent months.
The news comes 24 hours after the HSE in Donegal confirmed that they are currently dealing with an outbreak of the disease.
“All positive cases and their contacts are being followed with relevant supports made available.
“The local Public health Department are working closely with all relevant agencies.
“COVID-19 testing is a priority at present in the HSE.
“The HSE respects the privacy of all patients being tested. Capacity for community testing in Donegal has been scaled up as required in the past number of weeks,” the statement read.
Of the cases notified today;
- 74 are men / 66 are women
- 69% are under 45 years of age
- 32 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 19 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 59 in Dublin, 20 in Kildare, 14 in Donegal, 14 in Limerick, 8 in Wexford, 6 in Tipperary and the remaining 21 are located in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath and Wicklow.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today marks 6 months since our first case of Covid-19. It has been a very difficult time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic.
“However, it has also been a time of incredible solidarity, a time when a sense of community has come to the fore. We have seen innovation, cooperation, volunteerism and charity, and kindness on an enormous scale. Our frontline workers have stepped up again and again. But underpinning it all has been each person playing their part by making the right choices, many times, each day. Together, we have broken the chains of transmission and flattened the curve. As cases rise again, it is these same behaviours that will once again make the difference, protecting ourselves, our families and our communities.