Update: Two more deaths in north-west, number of new coronavirus cases in Donegal rises by five

Total number of cases recorded in the county now 125

Covid-19 update

Coronavirus

The number of people testing positive for the Covid-19 in Donegal has risen by five to 125.

The latest figures released this evening refer to the situation in the county at midnight on Tuesday, April 7.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre also confirmed this evening that 28 more people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Republic have died. There has now been 263 COVID-19-related deaths in Ireland.

Of the 28 people most recent Covid-19 related deaths, 22 were located in the east, two in the north west (Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim), two in the south and two in the west.

Dublin had the highest number of cases of any county with 3,557 cases.

The number of new cases has risen by a record daily figure of 500.

There are now 6,574 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "The virus is still sustaining itself in our community. If we do not stay at home and practice physical distancing then we are not stopping the spread.
 
“It is crucial that each one of us take seriously the risks this virus poses, follows the guidelines and limit the opportunity for this virus to spread.
 
“We must follow the public health advice as closely as we possibly can so that we can limit the spread of the virus.
 
"Stay at home, practice physical distancing, practice hand hygiene, protect each other."
 
Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE added: "I would like to acknowledge the enormous efforts of healthcare workers caring for patients in hospitals and the community. The best way people can show support for them is by staying at home and observing the guidelines. This keeps everyone safe.”

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