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Navan Covid figures stay twice nationwide common

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Navan Covid figures remain twice national average

Navan Covid numbers remain double the national average

TESTS Worrying numbers as indoor eating laws are enforced at Oireachtas this week

Released:
Wed 14 July 2021, 4:39 pm

Last update:
Wed 14.07.2021, 6:46 pm

As the country continues to reopen and preparations have been made for a return to the indoor restaurant, the Covid infection rate in Navan remains consistently high at more than double the national average.

The latest figures show Navan has a 14-day incidence rate of 246.2 per 100,000, compared to the national average of 117.7.

Navan’s worryingly high numbers prompted HSE to open a three-day walk-in testing center at County Hall in Navan over the weekend.

Around 460 people took advantage of this offer without making an appointment.

The Ratoath area also has a high incident rate at 165.1 per 100,000, but the constituencies of Kells, Trim, Laytown / Bettystown and Ashbourne are all below the national averages.

Public health officials confirmed 600 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland on Monday. The Ministry of Health reported that 64 patients were hospitalized with the disease, including 16 in intensive care units.

In Navan, one patient with the virus was in intensive care yesterday, while in Drogheda there were two in hospital, one in intensive care.

Coronavirus-related death data has been impacted by the cyberattack on HSE IT systems.

The high numbers in Navan are due to a number of outbreaks in recent weeks in households, extended families, at work and after social gatherings.

There were a number of unrelated cases that indicated a degree of community transmission. About 75 percent of the cases in Meath are in the under 40 age group.

Meanwhile, the vaccination center in Simonstown, Navan, reportedly vaccinated the 50,000th person over the weekend.

A second Covid-19 vaccination center recently opened at Fairyhouse Racecourse as HSE continues rolling out the Covid-19 vaccination program.

Pharmacists are also involved in vaccinating young people over the age of 18.

However, local pharmacist and independent district councilor Gillian Toole responded to the government’s proposal to allow vaccinated food entirely indoors, warning that “a two-tier society would be created based on one person’s private medical information.”

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Released:
Wed 14 July 2021, 4:39 pm

Last update:
Wed 14.07.2021, 6:46 pm