Chief Medical Officer warns high number of daily deaths likely to continue

There was a drop in yesterday evening’s Covid-19 figures for Sligo and Donegal.

There were 81 cases in Donegal, down from 157 the previous day and there were 10 confirmed cases in Sligo, down from 22 and Leitrim had 3 new cases, there were no figures available for the county the previous day.

The Chief Medical Officer is warning the high number of daily deaths linked to Covid-19 is likely to continue.

46 deaths were reported yesterday, the highest number on a single day since April, while 44 of those passed away this month.

3,086 cases were reported, which is the lowest number since New Year’s Day.

Last night, 1,690 people with Covid-19 were being treated in hospitals, which included a record number of patients in ICU at 160.

Professor Cliona Ní Cheallaigh, a consultant in infectious diseases in St James’s Hospital in Dublin, says the death toll will continue to rise.