Donegal Covid 19 incidence rate now above 211 per 100,000

The National Public Health Emergency team is meeting to decide whether more counties need to be moved to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

The nationwide 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people is now 92.1, while Roscommon and Monaghan are on more than 100.

Latest figures published this morning show an incidence rate in Donegal of 211.1 for the 14 days up to midnight on Tuesday, with a total of 336 cases during that period.

There are now seven Covid-19 patients at Letterkenny University Hospital, up from two earlier in the week, none of them in Intensive Care.

Meanwhile, for the second day in a row, there were 20 people awaiting beds at the hospital this morning, three of them on Emergency Department trolleys.