Update: Number of coronavirus cases in Donegal jumps to 77

Number of cases rises by nine


Coronavirus / Covid-19

The number of Covid-19 cases in Donegal has risen by nine.

The total number of cases in Donegal now stands at 77, up from 68 the day before and 63 for the previous 24 hour period of reporting.

The latest county figures relate to the period ending midnight on Wednesday, April 1. 

Dublin has the highest number of cases of any county, at 2,077.

In Sligo there are 26 cases while Leitrim has 12.

The county with the fewest reported cases is Carlow, with five or less.

Nationally, there have now been 120 COVID-19 related deaths in the Republic. The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.

In Northern Ireland, the number of deaths has risen to 48 and there are now 904 confirmed cases.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "We are now facing into the end of week one of new measures. It has been a tough adjustment but these efforts save lives. We will continue to protect vulnerable groups against this virus, by staying home and following public health advice. These efforts result in lives saved.
He continued: “Anyone over 70 years of age should remain cocooned as per public health advice, and for essential food and prescription shopping, call on family, friends or services to help you. Over 70’s should not be leaving home.”

Over 1,000 people have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 cases.

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