There was some positive news on the Covid-19 front on Wednesday evening, as for the second day in a row, County Roscommon recorded fewer than five confirmed Covid-19 cases.
The county’s 14-day Covid incidence rate stands at 258.7 per population while the national rate is 299.0.
As of midnight on Monday, the total number of cases in the county was at 732 while there were 167 cases in Roscommon in the fourteen days up to Wednesday.
Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 675 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday and, sadly, six new deaths. There have now been a total of 59,434 confirmed cases in Ireland and 1,896 Covid-related deaths.
As of 2 pm Wednesday, 328 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised with 41 in ICU. There were 19 additional hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours.
Speaking at yesterday’s briefing, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, reminded those displaying symptoms and those awaiting tests to self-isolate, to “stay informed on the public health advice around Covid-19 and be prepared to protect yourself and those around you”.