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HSE official says there's huge concern over Covid increases in Roscommon

Jul 2, 2021 18:07 By Shannonside News
HSE official says there's huge concern over Covid increases in Roscommon HSE official says there's huge concern over Covid increases in Roscommon
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Pop-up test centres are being rolled out in Roscommon town and Athlone after large increases in Covid cases around both towns in the last few weeks

A Walk-In Pop-Up Test Centre is being held on next Monday and Tuesday at the Roscommon Arts Centre on due to what the HSE says is a high incidence of Covid 19 in the Roscommon Town region.

Opening times are 11a.m. to 5p.m. each day.

Roscommon recorded 100 cases of the virus, between June 16th and June 29th,giving the county a 14-day incidence rate of 154.9 — the fourth highest in the country behind Donegal, Waterford and Sligo.

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Chief Officer Community Healthcare West, Bredan Crehan Roche,says the situation in Roscommon town and surrounds is very concerning and it's not a time for anyone to be letting their guard down.

 

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A HSE Pop-Up Testing Centre will operate in Athlone, on the former St Aloysuis College site, Deerpark Road ( N37 RR 60) from 10am - 4pm commencing next week, two days each week, for three weeks on;

Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th July

Tuesday 13th and Friday 16th July

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Tuesday 20th and Friday 23rd July.

A statement this evening says the Department of Public Health in the Midlands continues to investigate cases of COVID in the Athlone area.

The cases are 'Probable Variants of Concern' (PVOC's) which are highly likely to be the Delta variant.

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Meanwhile health officials have confirmed 512 new cases of covid-19 this evening.

It's the highest figure recorded in four weeks.

216 cases have been reported in Dublin, with 63 Donegal, 26 in Meath, 21 in Kildare and 20 in Limerick.

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46 patients with the virus are receiving treatment in hospital, with 14 of those people in intensive care units.

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