THE number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal shows no signs of slowing down just yet.
Today there were 51 cases in the county, second only to Dublin (111), with 41 in Cork, 32 in Clare and the remaining 197 are located across 20 counties.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “It is essential that there is a broad societal effort over the coming weeks. Every one of us has the power to interrupt the spread of this virus and now is a vital time to use it.
“Focus on what you can do; wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep your distance from others, avoid crowds, limit your social network, know the symptoms and what to do if you experience them or are a close contact of a confirmed case.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “If you experience a cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell please isolate and phone you GP without delay. Do not go to work and try not to interact with others. This is a vital action if we are to break the chains of transmission.”
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to Covid-19.
There has been a total of 1,811 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Monday 5th October the HPSC has been notified of 432 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 38,973* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.