6 new cases of Covid-19 in County Roscommon

There were six new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Roscommon as of midnight yesterday (Wednesday) while the county’s 14-day incidence rate (58.9) is now down to fifteenth overall in the country, well below the national rate of 84.7.

There were 38 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the fourteen days to Tuesday, December 1st.

Nationally, there were five further deaths from Covid-19 and 270 new cases of the disease. There were 31 people being treated for Covid-19 in ICU as of 2 pm yesterday, according to the Department of Health.

There have now been a total of 2,074 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, and 73,066 confirmed cases.

Addressing yesterday’s public briefing, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan warned that as businesses and services continued to reopen as part of the move from Level 5 to Level 3 restrictions, more vigilance was needed.

“As more services reopen for business, remember to use the basic public health advice as a guide when organising your time. When you are out in shops and accessing services, try to avoid high-risk situations and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible on busy streets and crowded outdoor areas.

“When you come home from shopping or being outdoors, remember that washing your hands is your first priority. For those of us who cannot work from home, the wearing of a face covering is now advised when moving around busy indoor workplaces and in communal work areas. If you are planning to travel around your county, consider first whether it is absolutely necessary to travel,” he said.