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Breaking: Another 19 Covid-19 cases in Donegal

THERE have been another 19 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal today.

Figures released this evening by the HSE show they there have been a further 19 cases in the county.

In the last seven days, there have been 101 infections in Donegal.

Nationwide, there were 396 cases confirmed today.

No new deaths were reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Since the outbreak, there have been 1,792 deaths and 32,933 confirmed cases.

There have been 680 cases in total in Donegal with 126 of those coming since September 10.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The cases we are reporting today were seeded in the last week.

“This virus spreads from person to person. We now have a collective task across the country to break the chains of transmission and stop this virus from spreading further.

“Plan to see half the number of people this week that you saw last week. When you do meet, do so safely – keep your distance, wear a face covering if appropriate and wash your hands.

“Every individual action we take to interrupt the transmission of this disease keeps ourselves and our families safe.”

Of the cases notified today, 70 per cent are under 45 years of age, 26 per cent are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case and 58 cases have been identified as community transmission.

Of the new cases, 241 are in Dublin, 36 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 12 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Monaghan, 7 in Louth, 6 in Clare, 6 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 27 cases spread across 11 counties.


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