Visiting restrictions remain at Letterkenny University Hospital for second weekend in a row

For the 2nd weekend in a row, visiting restrictions are in place at Letterkenny University Hospital.

In a statement, management say that due to ongoing cases of flu people are asked not to visit patients at the hospital.

People can carry spread the virus upto 2 days before symptoms appear and upto 5 days after they develop.

General Manager, Sean Murphy, says family members may arrange visits with the ward manager in exception circumstances.

Yesterday it was confirmed three people have died this flu season which started earlier than usual this year in November.

324 people have also been admitted to hospital, including 12 who needed intensive care treatment.

Dr. Kevin Kelleher, from the HSE, says flu symptoms are much more severe than the common cold