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177,000 Covid-19 tests carried out nationwide last week

Sep 22, 2021 07:09 By Shannonside News
177,000 Covid-19 tests carried out nationwide last week 177,000 Covid-19 tests carried out nationwide last week
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The HSE carried out nearly 177,000 tests, and about 70,000 were on children.

70,000 people under the age of 18 were tested for Covid-19 last week.

A total of 177,000 tests were carried out - with between 19,000 and 31,000 every day.

Almost 40 per cent were carried out on children, but the HSE says the positivity rate was particularly low among under-14s.

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National lead for testing and tracing, Niamh O'Beirne, says the demand has increased recently.

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