By Ellen O’Riordan
Roscommon’s increase of a dozen newly confirmed cases of coronavirus announced on Sunday equated to a fifth of all new cases that day. The county’s increase was also the highest of any county in Ireland, with Dublin recording 11 cases. The next highest county was Carlow, with eight new cases. These county figures experience a two-day lag, so these daily figures relate to Friday, May 29th.
The surprisingly high figure came following six days of no more than a single newly confirmed case and 18 days of no more than four cases. The county has now had 333 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
In the last seven days Roscommon’s confirmed cases have increased by a total of 15. This is fifth-highest of all counties in Ireland. Dublin’s figures increased by 169 during this time, while Cork’s rose by 24. Neighbouring Co Galway added 20 additional cases over the last seven days.
Meanwhile, Sligo has not recorded a new case since Wednesday, May 13th. Mayo and Longford each recorded three new cases in the last seven days, while Leitrim has seen just one additional case during this time. There have been five new cases in Westmeath over the last seven days, while Offaly’s total has remained the same.
The chart below shows the number of newly confirmed cases for the last five days.