Covid cases continue to rise in Roscommon

Roscommon now has the fourth highest rate of Covid-19 cases in the country following confirmation of eleven new cases in the county yesterday (Wednesday) and twelve new cases on Tuesday.

The latest news means that there have been a total of 126 new cases confirmed in Roscommon within the last 14 days, putting the county’s incidence rate of 195.2 per 100,000 of the population just behind Kildare, Donegal, and Dublin.

A primary school in the county remained close this week after 19 members of the school community tested positive for Covid-19.

The National Public Health Emergency team has been monitoring the situation in counties like Roscommon and Donegal following the recent spike in the number of positive cases.

Nationally, the Department of Health was yesterday notified of eight additional deaths related to Covid-19 and 448 new cases.

As of 8 am on Tuesday, 109 patients were hospitalised with the disease, of which 34 are in ICU. There were twelve additional hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has confirmed that as of Monday (10th), 2,331,800 vaccines had been delivered to Ireland and 1,882,635 doses administered with over 35% of the population aged 16 years and older having received at least one dose.

Moderna Inc. has requested that 50% of its vaccine is held back for second doses and similarly, an appropriate buffer amount is held back for all vaccines to ensure availability of second doses the following week.