Saturday, July 11, 2020

Roscommon’s total number of cases of Covid-19 remains unchanged after the Health Protection Surveillance Centre issued their latest briefing on the nation’s coronavirus battle at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday evening, but there will be concern in some western border areas as four new cases were revealed in Galway, bringing the total in that county to 490.

Roscommon’s total number has stayed on 346, meaning that there has been just one case of the virus in the county over the last 18 days and just four cases in total over the course of the last month.

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 (148), Waterford (165), Carlow (176), Wexford (218), Laois (265), Longford (287) and Kerry (311) have less cases. Kilkenny, the tenth lowest county, has 356 cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (573), Galway (490), Westmeath (676) and Offaly (486).

As of midnight, Friday, July 10th, there has been two further deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with a further 23 cases confirmed here, continuing the national trend of between 20 and 30 cases per day.

The total number of cases is now 25,611, with a death toll of 1,746.

Dr. Cillian De Gascun, the Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL), said it is “concerning” to see daily figures of 20+ new cases in recent days, but added that this was not fully unexpected by health officials.

Dr. Cillian De Gascun

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