October 20, 2020
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LATEST: Three more deaths and 324 new cases of virus, Donegal to go under lockdown from midnight

A further three people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 324 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

It brings the overall death toll as a result fo the virus to 1,797. There are now 33,994 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The latest breakdown of cases is as follows: 167 cases are in Dublin, 42 in Donegal, 34 in Cork, 13 in Monahan, 12 in Kildare, 8 in Cavan, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Meath, 6 in Roscommon and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 25 cases in 11 counties.

The latest cases of the virus were confirmed as it was confirmed this evening that Donegal will move to Level 3 restrictions from midnight tonight.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin earlier said there are also concerns about the levels of the virus in large urban areas including Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

 

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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