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Covid pop-up test centre to open in Roscommon next week

Jul 2, 2021 13:07 By Shannonside News
Covid pop-up test centre to open in Roscommon next week Covid pop-up test centre to open in Roscommon next week
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Almost half of all Covid cases in the Shannonside region in the last fortnight were in County Roscommon

Over 200 cases of Covid have been confirmed in the Shannonside Northern Sound region in the last fortnight.

Roscommon's 14-day Covid rate is now higher than that of Dublin and is the fourth highest in the country.

The HSE has confirmed it is establishing a pop-up Covid test centre in Roscommon town next week over concerns of a cluster in the town.

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Almost 50% of all Covid positive cases in the Shannonside Northern Sound region have occurred in Roscommon in the last two weeks.

A total of 211 cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed locally between the 17th of June and the 1st of July - with 103 in Roscommon alone.

The HSE has confirmed that due to growing concern over the spread of Covid in the county town, a pop-up centre will be established at the Arts Centre next Monday and Tuesday between 11am and 5pm.

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The county's five-day moving average of positive cases is currently eight, while its incidence rate is over one-and-a-half times that of the national average.

Westmeath recorded 106 cases in the last 14 days, with 43 in Cavan, 24 in Longford, 28 in Monaghan and 13 in Leitrim.

Buncrana in Donegal has a Covid-19 incidence rate of six times the national average. Dungarvan in Waterford has the second-highest in the country.

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