New cases recorded in Covid-19 free counties

Coronavirus infections in areas that appeared to have ‘crushed the curve’ raise fears of a second wave as travel restrictions are lifted

23rd June, 2020
New cases recorded in Covid-19 free counties
Dr Anthony Staines, professor of public health systems at Dublin City University, said the new cases in counties which had been Covid-19 free are a cause for concern

A number of counties that appeared to be succeeding at “crushing the Covid-19 curve” in the past month have started recording cases again.

Sligo, which had gone 31 days without a new case of Covid-19, recorded one new case last week. A similar trend can be seen in other counties which had recorded long periods without a new infection.

Kerry, for example, had achieved 30 days without a new case before reporting two new...

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