MONAGHAN DROPS DOWN THE COVID INCIDENCE RATE

8 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher The latest figures for Covid cases show that the incidence rate in County Monaghan per 100,000 population over fourteen days continues to decline. The statistics released on Tuesday by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show that the rate in the past fortnight up until midnight on Monday was 506.6, compared to a figure of 601 that was reported last week. This includes 311 reported cases of Covid-19 out of a total of 17,719. Three weeks ago Monaghan was topping the table with a rate of 1026.3 reported on 14th September. The overall incidence rate of Covid-19 in Ireland is now 372 for every 100,000 of population. Monaghan has now dropped one place to sixth in the list of 26 counties, with Longford, Carlow, Waterford, Donegal, and Kerry having higher rates. Cavan is now eighth in the table. Daily figures for Monday from the HSE Department of Public Health North East reported 20 new Covid cases in Cavan, compared to 13 in Louth, 10 in Meath and 6 in Monaghan, which had 9 cases the previous day. Nolan says Ireland on track for exiting restrictions

IRELAND ON TRACK TO LIFT EXISTING RESTRICTIONS ON HOSPITALITY

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD has told the Dáil Ireland is on track to lift existing restrictions on indoor hospitality on 22nd October.He said lifting the restrictions would be subject to a Government decision based on 90% of over-16s being fully vaccinated. Minister Donnelly quoted Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan who recently said that the future trajectory of the disease cannot be predicted with certainty. “As a result, a response to the disease that is agile and flexible with an ability to pivot rapidly and respond to any new emerging threats need to be ensured,” he said. He added that Government legislation “is an…..

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