MONAGHAN DROPS DOWN THE COVID INCIDENCE RATE

22 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 is slightly above the national average. 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 549, compared to a figure of 518 that was reported last week.

This includes 337 reported cases of Covid-19 out of a total of 23,477. Five 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 493 for every 100,000 of population. Monaghan has now dropped to fifteenth place in the list of 26 counties. Daily figures for Monday from the HSE Department of Public Health North East reported 23 new Covid cases in Cavan, compared to 61 in Louth, 51 in Meath and 8 in Monaghan, which had 23 cases the previous day.

APPEAL TO GET VACCINATIONS

The HSE Public Health Department North East, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1, Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council are urging people to come forward to get their Covid-19 vaccine to improve vaccination uptake in the region. They are working together to increase the region’s response to Covid-19 vaccination uptake and strengthen public health. Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health North East said: “Everyone in Ireland aged 12 and older is eligible to receive free Covid-19 vaccines. Those who are currently eligible for vaccines but remain unvaccinated are at risk of becoming seriously ill. In order to protect yourself and prevent the spread, it is important that you get vaccinated. We are working with our colleagues in Community Health and the County Councils to promote the uptake of vaccines amongst anyone who hasn’t….

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