Latest Covid-19 update shows number of deaths the same as in previous 24 hour period

Big increase in number of new cases

Latest Covid-19 update shows number of new deaths the same as yesterday

Coronavirus update

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed that sadly a further ten people with COVID-19 have died. That is the same number of deaths as in the previous 24 hour period.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the State now stands at 1,506.

As of 11.00 am today, Thursday the HPSC has been notified of 426 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

That is a big increase and compares with a figure of 159 for the previous day.

The total number of cases has now risen to 23,827.

Earlier, Minister for Health Simon Harris said the coronavirus (R) reproduction number is between 0.4 to 0.6, which he called a "remarkably stable number".

More to follow.

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 editorial@donegaldemocrat.ie To contact Donegal Post, email editor@donegalpost.com To contact Inish Times, email editor@inishtimes.com.

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.