Covid rise in Roscommon

Dan Dooner


There has been a significant rise in confirmed cases of Covid-19 in County Roscommon within the last two weeks – following a period of over 30 days without a single case here.

Eight new cases were confirmed in the county last Friday, with the Department of Health announcing one new case on Tuesday, which brought the number of confirmed cases in the county to fourteen in the past two weeks.

There has been no indication as to where in the county the eight ‘Roscommon cases’ announced on Friday relate to.

Yesterday (Wednesday) the Department was notified of 89 new cases nationally, and sadly confirmed one new death, which occurred in June. There have been no Covid-related deaths in this jurisdiction for the past two weeks.

It was also confirmed yesterday afternoon that a number of pupils had been sent home from a school in West Dublin, following a positive case of Covid-19, the second such incident of its kind in as many days.

Yesterday’s announcement followed news on Tuesday that there had been 217 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, including one new case in Co. Roscommon, making it the highest daily virus figure since May.

There have now been a total of 29,114 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and 1,777 deaths.