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Cavan has one of country's highest Covid positivity rates

Jul 22, 2021 13:07 By News Northern Sound
Cavan has one of country's highest Covid positivity rates Cavan has one of country's highest Covid positivity rates
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The HSE has released a breakdown for the country.

A County Cavan Covid test centre which accepts self-referrals has the third highest positivity rate in the country.

Castle Saunderson in Cavan has a positivity rate of 18.4 percent with three local counties are in the top ten of swab positivity rates.

Just over 20 people at being treated for Covid 19 at hospitals in the Shannonside Northern Sound region today according to the latest data from the HSE.

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Galway University Hospital has seven patients with Covid at present, with three receiving treatment in Sligo University Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda with two each in Cavan, Mullingar, Tullamore and Portiuncula hospitals respectively.

Cavan and Sligo Hospitals recorded one new case as of yesterday morning - with latest HSE data revealing the test centre at Castle Saunderson has a positivity rate of 18.4 percent.

Louth has the highest swab positivity rate by county at over 12 per cent and 28 per cent of Covid-19 tests taken at a centre in Buncrana Co. Donegal are coming back positive.

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County Cavan has recorded the highest swab positivity rate locally at 11.7 per cent, with Monaghan at 11.1 per cent, Leitrim at 10.4 per cent and Roscommon at eight per cent.

Longford has the third lowest nationally at 5.5 per cent with Louth's figure of 12.65 being the highest in the country.

In the last 7 days, 126 Covid positive cases have been confirmed in County Cavan - with 116 in Roscommon, 92 in Monaghan, 43 in Leitrim and 36 in Longford.

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