Runaway hospital overcrowding becoming ‘new normal’

OVER 3,123 patients have been without a hospital bed this week according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s TrolleyWatch figures. 548 patients are without a bed today, including sixteen children. INMO General Secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha, “There hasn’t been a day in the last two weeks where trolley numbers have dropped below 545. It is […]

Over 12,000 Donegal people tested for Covid this month

MORE than 12,000 people have presented for Covid testing in Donegal so far this month, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said. More than eighty per cent attended the St Conal’s, Letterkenny, testing centre while a further 1,854 went through the Cleary Centre, Donegal Town, which remains closed at weekends. 338 were tested at the […]

Cases in 25 of the 26 counties over the past 14 days

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,777 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 24th August, the HPSC has been notified of 92 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 28,201* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in […]

Map reveals impact of Covid-19 on local areas

DETAILS on where confirmed Covid-19 cases are located in Donegal are published in a new publicly accessible database on the pandemic outbreak in Ireland. The updated Covid-19 dashboard shows figures by electoral districts. Donegal has seen just one recorded case of the virus in the past month. It reveals that Letterkenny Rural, with a population […]

Eleventh day of no new Covid-19 cases in Donegal

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with Covid-19 has died. There have now been a total 1,650* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Sunday, 31 May, the HPSC has been notified of 77 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,062 confirmed cases of […]