Monday, April 27, 2020

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Photo: Leah Farrell/

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Roscommon has increased by 19, bringing the total to 135. This represents a 16 per cent rise on yesterday’s total

Roscommon has the fifth-lowest number of cases in the country, after Carlow on 92 and Leitrim on 66, Longford on 129, Sligo on 114.

Meanwhile, Galway’s total stands at 335, while Mayo’s has grown to 464, Westmeath has 446 and Offaly has 228.

These county figures are accurate as of midnight on Saturday, April 25.

The Department of Health announced this evening that a further 18 people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to 1,102. The number of additional cases of the virus diagnosed is 386, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 19,648.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We have always made it clear that there are certain things that we need to be satisfied with prior to recommending any change in current restrictions.

“The most important one is that the incidence rate of the virus needs to be as low as possible in terms of its transmission in the community and within community and residential settings. In addition, the impact of the disease on rates of mortality and hospitalisations including admissions to intensive care units also needs to be at a very low level.

“Improvements are still needed in these important measures.”

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