Donegal Covid-19 update - number of cases rises for the second day in a row

Number of cases increases nationally and one more death is reported

Donegal Covid-19 update - number of cases rises for the second day in a row

Coronavirus update

The number of people tested positive for Covid-19 in Co. Donegal has risen for the second day in a row.

There have now been 468 cases in the county since testing began. The latest update shows an increase of one, and follows a similar rise of one for the previous 24 hour period.

The update relates to the situation at midnight on Wednesday, July 8.

Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed that one more person with COVID-19 has sadly died. Yesterday, it was announced that there had been six more deaths.

There has now been a total of 1,743 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

A total of 25 further cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, up two on the figure for the previous 24 hours.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.

“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.

“Please follow public health advice and refer to the guidance if unsure about your environment or plans.”


If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.