Thursday, January 07, 2021




Roscommon has recorded the third lowest number of Covid-19 cases in the country over the last 24 hours.

Out of the 6,521 cases reported on Thursday evening, Roscommon recorded 31 of them, with only Longford (28) and Leitrim (13) recording lower numbers.

Roscommon has recorded 336 cases of the virus in the last 14 days, between December 24th to January 6th. The county’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population stands at 520.6 — the fourth lowest in the country behind Leitrim, Tipperary and Wicklow.

The corresponding national figure is 936.4, with 44,590 cases of Covid reported in the same timeframe.

Case numbers for neighbouring counties this evening are: Galway, 184; Mayo, 119; Sligo, 85; Leitrim, 13; Westmeath, 42; Offaly, 94; Longford, 28.

The 24 cases from yesterday evening’s briefing have been added to Roscommon’s tally, meaning that the county had recorded 1,310 cases of Covid since the pandemic began in March.

Alongside the 6,521 cases, another ten deaths have been recorded.

Of this evening’s cases 2,174 are in Dublin, 571 are in Cork, 382 are in Limerick, 342 are in Waterford, 315 are in Wexford and the remaining 2,737 cases are spread across every other county.

As of 2 p.m. today, there are 1,043 people in hospital, of which 96 are in ICU. There have been 99 additional people admitted to hospital over the last 24 hours.

Professor Philip Nolan said that there were some early signs that Level 5 measures were beginning to have an impact but that the country had a “considerable way to go.”

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