Covid levels fluctuating across the Shannonside region

Jan 31, 2022 13:01 By Shannonside News
Covid levels fluctuating across the Shannonside region Covid levels fluctuating across the Shannonside region
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Levels are dropping in Longford and Leitrim, while Roscommon are seeing a rise in case numbers.

Covid-19 transmission is fluctuating across the majority of the Shannonside Northern Sound region.

That's according to the latest HPSC Covid surveillance report that shows case numbers and the incidence rate of the virus dropping in many local counties, with others are seeing considerable increases.

In general figures have stabilised across the country and are beginning to drop from the Omicron Wave, with the national incidence rate standing at 2,080.


Westmeath currently has the highest rate of Covid transmission in the country, with 4,021 new cases of the virus recorded in last week.

That's down from the previous week's levels of 4,576 new cases.

Levels in Roscommon have jumped considerably in the last 7 days, with 1,863 cases leading to a county wide incidence rate of 2,886.


Cavan has also seen close to a doubling of last week's Covid rates, with 2012 new cases recorded in the last 7 days.

Staying in the border region, Monaghan has also seen a jump in local levels with a cases increase of over 600 in the last week.

Meanwhile in Longford and Leitrim, cases are dropping compared to the previous weeks.


In Longford, positive cases of the virus and local incidence rates have both dropped in the last day.

Leitrim has also seen some minor drops in week on week levels, with 701 positive cases identified last week.

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