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Health experts urge Leitrim residents to exercise caution following significant Covid surge

Jul 27, 2021 17:07 By Shannonside News
Health experts urge Leitrim residents to exercise caution following significant Covid surge Health experts urge Leitrim residents to exercise caution following significant Covid surge
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The 14-day incidence rate in Leitrim has jumped from the lowest nationwide to one of the highest.

Health services in Sligo and Leitrim are advising on the importance of practising social distancing and basic hygiene regulations in light of a recent increase in Covid cases in the counties.

While Leitrim has continued to have very low numbers up until recently, cases have increased from none, or a couple, to up to 20 a day in the last fortnight.

With the Bank Holiday weekend approaching people in Leitrim are being encouraged not to congregate in large numbers and to be mindful of the basic precautions they've been using over the past year and a half.

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Dr Anthony Breslin is Director of Public Health for HSE North West.

He says they don't know exactly why cases are increasing in the county but are encouraging anyone with symptoms to stay away from the workplace:

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