Saturday, July 04, 2020

Roscommon’s run of 10 consecutive days without a case of Covid-19 has come to an end as this evening’s official update from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre and the Department of Health confirmed that the county’s total number of cases moved up to 346, an increase of one on yesterday’s figure.

This is just the fourth case in the county over the last three weeks, but brings to an end a week and a half when no new cases were found in the county.

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 (82), Sligo (141), Waterford (158), Carlow (175), Wexford (217), Laois (265), Longford (286) and Kerry (310) have less cases. Kilkenny, the tenth lowest county, has 356 cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (572), Galway (486), Westmeath (674) and Offaly (483). Of the counties above, Leitrim (two), Kilkenny and Westmeath (one each) added to their total, the others remained as they were 24 hours previously.

As of midnight, Friday, July 3rd, there has been one further death from Covid-19 and eleven further cases of coronavirus confirmed in the state. The total number of cases is now 25,909, with a death toll of 1,741.

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