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INTO survey reveals number of local students who have tested covid positive

Nov 23, 2021 13:11 By News Northern Sound
INTO survey reveals number of local students who have tested covid positive INTO survey reveals number of local students who have tested covid positive
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2.7% of Cavan students surveyed returned positive tests in the first two weeks of November.

Schools in Roscommon and Leitrim have some of the highest levels of Covid positive students in the country according to a new report.

A snapshot survey conducted by Irish National Teachers' Organisation interviewed almost 900 school principals nationwide over the first two weeks in November.

Locally, an average of 2.6% of all students tested were absent between the 1st and the 16th of November.

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School principals were asked a series of questions in the survey including the number of students and staff returning positive tests across a fortnight earlier this month.

Roscommon schools recorded the second-highest positivity rate nationwide, with 3.8% of students absent from school with the virus.

That's followed closely by schools in Leitrim where 3.5% of students in the county were confirmed to have the virus in the two-week period.

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Longford has reported levels consistent with most of the rest of the country in the INTO survey, with absence levels of almost 2%.

In the Northern Sound region, 2.7% of Cavan students surveyed, returned positive tests across the fortnight.

Monaghan however, saw some of the lowest positivity rates among students in the entire country with just over 1% of students staying home from school due to the virus at the start of this month.

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Nationally 3,726 students and 605 staff members tested positive for Covid-19 in the union survey.

 

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