The highest number of cases of Covid-19 since late January has been reported today, with Donegal among the counties with the highest incidence rates.
The government says there are 1,782 new infections.
The seven-day average has risen to about 1,300 cases – with very high incidence rates in Donegal, Louth and Galway.
The government says the trajectory of the virus is very uncertain.
The HSE is encouraging those living in the vicinity of Buncrana to avail of the pop-up testing centre, which has been extended until August 15.
Anyone with concerns or symptoms is asked to come along and be tested and to self-refer/book their test online on www.hse.i
The HSE points out that while the centre also accepts walk- in’s, booking online allows people to chose your own time and cuts down on waiting times.
This free Pop Up COVID-19 test centre is located at Nailors Row Car Park behind Cockhill Health Centre, Buncrana, Co. Donegal F93HKX8.
The other HSE’s COVID-19 Testing Centres in Donegal are located at St. Conals Campus, Kilmacrennan Rd. Letterkenny F92FW6Y —- it is open Monday to Friday next week from 9.30am to 7pm and 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The Cleary Centre, Ballybofey Rd. Drumlonagher, Donegal F94 EH30 will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and on Wednesday from 9.30am to 4pm. However walk-in’s will only be facilitated between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Referral appointments will take place throughout the day. The centre is closed Saturday and Sunday.