November 29, 2020

Wicklow in top 10 for incidents of Covid in country – TD

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health, Stephen Donnelly, said new figures show Wicklow is in the top ten counties when it comes to incidents of Covid-19.

The latest figures show the county was ranked amongst the highest in the country according to the number of confirmed cases recorded on dates in June and May.

Incident rates per 100,000 population were recorded on June 14 as well as May 17 and 31.

They show Wicklow recorded incident rates of between 471 cases on June 14  and 462 on May 17.

The highest incident rates in the country were in Cavan which had 1,127 on June 14 while the lowest were in Waterford which had 132 on the same date.

Deputy Donnelly said it was vital the people of Wicklow continue to work hard to keep Covid-19 at bay.

“The response to the Lockdown has been incredible from all corners of our community but we need to keep going.

“These figures show we can’t afford to relax in our efforts to stamp out the virus.

“The incredible efforts made by business owners and of course frontline workers in the county has seen the virus being massively reduced.

“However, it’s really important that we keep adhering to the public health advice by washing our hands and maintaining social distancing.

“I know adhering to those rules may become increasingly difficult during the summer but they are there to save lives.

“If we lose focus now we risk seeing the remarkable strides the county has made being lost.”


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