Monday, June 29, 2020

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There have been 345 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Co Roscommon for seven days in a row, new figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show. The figure relates to cases recorded up to and including Saturday, June 27th. The county’s last increase- just a single case- was recorded on Saturday, June 20th.

County Roscommon accounts for 1.4 per cent of total Covid-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland and is the ninth-lowest county for cases of coronavirus.

Leitrim (78), Sligo (125), Waterford (155), Carlow (175), Wexford (216), Laois (265), Longford (285) and Kerry (310) have fewer cases. Kilkenny, the tenth-lowest county, has 353 cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (572), Galway (485), Westmeath (672) and Offaly (483).

No further deaths were reported to the HPSC, but there were 24 new cases. Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, warned of “worrying” new trends, with at least six of the 24 cases linked to international travel.

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