Monday November 23, 2020

14,000 failed to show up for Covid-19 tests last month

Worst level of virus test no-shows is on Dublin’s northside, with problems in Limerick, Clare and north Tipperary as well

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd November, 2020
According to new figures from the HSE, around 14,052 Covid-19 tests were missed out of 240,196 scheduled appointments last month

Around 14,000 people failed to turn up for their Covid-19 test appointment at HSE testing centres last month amid the lockdown, according to new figures.

The level of non-attendance is increasing the risk of the Covid-19 virus spreading in the community, ahead of government plans to end the current six-week lockdown on December 1.

The worst level of non-attendance is on the northside of Dublin. There is also a problem with non-attendance for Covid-testing in Limerick, Clare...

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