Health Officials to meet amid concerns over Covid rise in Donegal

Henrietta Strickland
September 24, 2020

Another two people died from the virus yesterday and deaths are again averaging one a day.

A key figure on NPHET has warned that all the metrics used to measure the growth of Covid-19 in Ireland are increasing.

Of the cases announced on Wednesday evening, 103 are in Dublin, and 30 in Donegal, while the rest are spread across 16 other counties. An increase in numbers in intensive care has been observed.

There have now been a total of 1,794 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, while the country has seen 33,675 cases since the beginning of the outbreak.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said it is "vital" that people in every county now reduce their contacts in the days and weeks ahead. "I implore people around the country not to wait until they hear a warning from this table and to cut down their social contacts now", he said. "Please prioritise who you choose to meet and try to keep your social network as small as possible". "While 14-day incidence and daily incidence have stopped rising in the last few days, it is too early to conclude that there has been any change in the pattern of disease".

It comes as officials said efforts over the next week to ten days will be critical in suppressing the virus.

Of today's new cases, 34 have been identified as community transmission.

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