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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
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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