New test centre opening in Carndonagh this morning

A new Covid-19 walk-in test centre is opening in Donegal this morning.


The centre, located at the Carndonagh GAA club house, will operate from 11am to 7pm until Thursday.


Donegal has the highest incidence of the virus in the country.


However, yesterday the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said rates there are declining and praised the “great response” from people in the county in improving compliance.


104 patients with Covid-19 were being treated in public hospitals last night – the lowest number since the end of September.


It’s a fall of more than 22 percent in a week, while there are 32 people with the virus in ICU.


The five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases has dropped by 12 percent in the same period.


It comes as there’s a split among health experts over the usage of home antigen tests after Lidl started to sell packs of five last week.


The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is warning people against using them, while immunologist Luke O’Neill has praised the retailer and says the HSE should have issued guidance on their usage.