All quiet on the Covid-19 front in Donegal as number of cases remains the same

No new cases once again

All quiet on the Covid-19 front in Donegal as number of cases remains the same

Coronavirus update

It's a case of no news is good news once more as the number of people tested positive for Covid-19 in Co. Donegal remains static at 470.

Likewise, the most recent update this evening has reported no change in either Sligo (129) or Leitrim (84).

The most up-to-date figures relate to the situation at midnight on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

The curve has certainly flattened in Donegal.

In the past month there has been only a handful of new cases. At one stage the county had a peak of 479 people who had been tested positive since the testing began. However, following further examination of a number of cases, it was found that several people did not have Covid-19 and these cases were "denotified" which brought down the total.

Meanwhile, the latest daily update from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed that sadly two more people with COVID-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland. Yesterday, there had been four deaths.

There have now been a total of 1,714 COVID-19 related deaths in the State.

As of midnight on Thursday, June 18, the HPSC has been notified of 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This compares with 16 cases for the previous 24 hour period. There is now a total of 25,368 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The HSE is continuing to work to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The importance of people exercising their own judgement and taking personal responsibility in protecting themselves and others cannot be overstated at this crucial point in the pandemic.

“Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquette, face coverings and knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 - and what to immediately when experiencing symptoms - is how every individual can equip themselves to live safely as restrictions are eased," he said.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, added: “ and should continue to be the key sources of information on public health measures for COVID-19.

“Additionally, the new COVID-19 dashboard is a useful tool for anyone who wants to more about the disease in the community around them. Great progress has been made but the virus is still circulating and, as the World Health Organisation has said, the biggest threat now is complacency," he said.

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