Thursday October 29, 2020

Donnelly weighs up new case numbers system for Covid-19 app

Minister of Health wants to see Local Electoral Area data integrated into the app, which has had 1.9 million registrations since it was launched

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
20th September, 2020
The Covid-19 Data Hub now offers regularly updated Local Electoral Area data, in order to fulfil this very real desire that is out there for transparency around this virus and its impact

Stephen Donnelly, the Minister of Health, is exploring the possibility of providing information on case numbers by local town or area on the Covid-19 app, the Business Post understands.

On Friday, the Department of Health began publishing on the number of cases in Local Electoral Area per 100,000 population on the main Covid-19 website.

Donnelly said: “I understand that people really want to know more detailed information about this virus, how it is affecting their communities,...

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