Number of Covid-19 cases in Donegal falls by one

first_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Press Release: Thursday 28 May 2020Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 9 people with COVID-19 have died.There have now been a total 1,639* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 27th May the HPSC has been notified of 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,841 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 26 May (24,795 cases), reveals:·        57% are female and 43% are male·        the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years·        3,267 cases (13%) have been hospitalised·        Of those hospitalised, 404 cases have been admitted to ICU·        7,920 cases are associated with healthcare workers·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,996 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,458 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,414 cases (6%)·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 40%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 28 May) to continue its review of Ireland’s ongoing response and preparedness to COVID-19.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Throughout this pandemic NPHET has maintained a consistent focus on mortality, being very aware of the sad toll of lost loved ones on families.“A mortality paper was prepared and discussed by NPHET today and identifies that mortality in Ireland has been within the lower range in overall terms compared with other health systems across Europe.“Ireland will continue to report both confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 in all settings and direct public health measures to limit the burden of mortality.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today, NPHET agreed in principle to include in the case definition the sudden loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia). This is subject to updated guidance from the ECDC, which is expected to be published tomorrow.”Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; “The reproduction number is currently estimated to be 0.5. ICU and hospital admissions and number of deaths per day continue to decline. The number of cases per day remain stable.“Next week we will see figures that reflect the impact of Phase 1 measures on key disease spread indictors. It is our hope that the r-number will remain below one and our progress is preserved.” WhatsApp Nine further deaths have been confirmed today from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 1,639.A further 46 cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 24,841.No further cases have been confirmed in Donegal, and one has been denotified, meaning the number of confirmed cases in Donegal has fallen from 478 to 477. DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 28, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Pinterest Number of Covid-19 cases in Donegal falls by one Previous articleAmber Barrett returning with Koln on FridayNext articleGovernment urged to assist in search for Red Hugh O’Donnel News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img The 20-year-old moves from Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem for an undisclosed fee and has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. Van Ginkel came through the youth system at Vitesse and made his international debut as a substitute in a goalless draw against Germany in November. Chelsea have completed the signing of Holland midfielder Marco van Ginkel, the club have announced. Press Associationlast_img