More than 1,400 new Covid cases in Donegal and Cavan in past 14 days

There has been more than 1,400 new Covid cases in Donegal and Cavan in the 14 days to Friday last.

That’s according to figures released yesterday from the National Public Health Emergency Team.

There were 578 new cases in Cavan, 567 in Donegal, 199 in Sligo and 70 in Leitrim in the past fortnight.

Of the latest cases notified from throughout the county, 644 are men, 631 are women.

69% are under 45 years of age, with the median age being 31 years old.

Meanwhile, an expert believes the government must be more ambitious in it’s effort to tackle coronavirus.

Professor Gerry Killeen from UCC thinks the rest of the country should be in the same level 4 restrictions as well as Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan:

A GP advisor to the HSE says the growth in Covid-19 cases indicates that a second lockdown is needed.

A record number of new cases were announced yesterday at 1,276.

The Government will continue to consider NPHET’s recommendation of imposing Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

It’s after lengthy meetings broke up last night without any agreement.

Dr Ray Walley says he understands why the party leaders are taking their time: