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Over 350 people tested for Covid-19 at recent pop-up centre in Virginia

Sep 1, 2021 07:09 By News Northern Sound
Over 350 people tested for Covid-19 at recent pop-up centre in Virginia Over 350 people tested for Covid-19 at recent pop-up centre in Virginia
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344 tests were carried out at the regular testing site in Castlesaunderson, and 457 in Monaghan.

Over 350 people turned up for a Covid test at the recent pop-up centre in Virginia.

Cavan and Monaghan have two of the highest virus incidence rates in the country.

The pop-up test centre at the Virginia Show Centre was open last Friday and Saturday after public health officials raised concern about the spread of Covid-19 in Cavan.

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213 people turned up for a test on the Friday, and a further 140 on Saturday.

344 further tests were carried out at the regular testing site at Castlesaunderson during the same period.

The positivity rate of Covid-19 tests in County Cavan currently stands at 21 per cent.

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Meanwhile in Monaghan, the walk-in test centre at Cloghan 457 people got tested last weekend.

Currently, more than 1 in 4 tests in County Monaghan are returning positive.

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