Covid-19 data check: Ireland’s second wave starts to ease

Our weekly update shows that new restrictions are starting to work

27th October, 2020
Covid-19 data check: Ireland’s second wave starts to ease
A Garda checkpoint checking compliance with Covid-19 restrictions: early data indicate that the number of cases has started to fall since level 5 was introduced last week. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Early data indicate that Ireland’s second wave of Covid-19 may be easing.

Three weeks after the entire country moved to level 3 restrictions and almost one week after this was escalated to level 5, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has begun to fall.

In the past week, there was an average of 1,015 cases a day, an 8 per cent drop on the previous week.

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