Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.
This was the joint third highest of any county, behind Dublin (59) and Kildare (20).
As of midnight Friday 28th August, the HPSC has been notified of 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 28,720 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
74 are men / 66 are women
69% are under 45 years of age
32 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
19 cases have been identified as community transmission
59 in Dublin, 20 in Kildare, 14 in Donegal, 14 in Limerick, 8 in Wexford, 6 in Tipperary and the remaining 21 are located in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath and Wicklow.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today marks 6 months since our first case of COVID-19. It has been a very difficult time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic.
“However, it has also been a time of incredible solidarity, a time when a sense of community has come to the fore. We have seen innovation, cooperation, volunteerism and charity, and kindness on an enormous scale. Our frontline workers have stepped up again and again.
"But underpinning it all has been each person playing their part by making the right choices, many times, each day. Together, we have broken the chains of transmission and flattened the curve.
He added: "As cases rise again, it is these same behaviours that will once again make the difference, protecting ourselves, our families and our communities."
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