Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 231 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.
It brings the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population over the 1,000 mark for the first time with 1,676 new cases reported in Donegal over the past fortnight.
As of midnight, Tuesday 5th January, the HPSC has been notified of 7,836 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and of 17 additional deaths related to Covid-19.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said the country is in a serious phase of this surge of Covid-19.
“There is evidence of an increasing presence of the UK variant in Ireland. All counties have an upward trajectory of the disease. There is concerning escalation of admissions to hospital and ICU. We are very likely to see escalating mortality and ICU admissions in the coming days and weeks.
“It has never been more important, throughout our experience of this pandemic, to stay home and only meet people outside of your household for essential purposes, always adhering to public health advice; physical distance, hand hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette, wearing a face covering.”
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 05 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 05Jan2021)||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 05Jan2021)||New Cases during last 14 days