GRADUAL DECREASE IN COVID FIGURES IN MONAGHAN AS COUNTRY AWAITS LOCKDOWN CHANGES

26 March 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

As the country prepares for a further government announcement about Covid-19 public health measures on Easter Monday, Monaghan is now among the counties with the lowest rate of the virus over a fourteen day period.

The statistics are worked out per 100,000 of population and as at midnight on Monday, they put Monaghan in 20th place out of 26, with a rate of 58.6 compared to a national average of 158.3. Breaking the figures down into the three Municipal District areas of Carrickmacross Castleblayney, Ballybay Clones and (north) Monaghan, the improvement since the spike in cases at the start of the year can be clearly seen, with fifty positive cases in a fortnight in March compared to two weeks at the end of January when the county had 638 cases (see table).

In February the Irish Times reported how the Carrickmacross Castleblayney local electoral area had the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the State, running at more than twice the national average. At that stage, the three electoral….

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