Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mayo has seen a shocking 466 new Covid-19 cases today, double the county’s previous one-day record of 233 recorded on January 2 last.

The county’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 now stands at 1,605, which is significantly higher than the national average of 1,410. In fact, Mayo now has a higher incidence rate than Dublin, Galway and Cork and is the sixth-worst hit county in Ireland. There have been 2,095 cases reported in Mayo in the last 14 days alone.

Ironically, Mayo’s escalating number of cases occurred on a day when the national rate of infection declined with the Department of Health recorded 3,086 new cases.

The Department has also reported an additional 46 Covid-19 related deaths.

Two of the deaths reported today happened in December 2020, but the remaining 44 happened this month.

 There has now been a total of 2,397 Covid-related deaths in Ireland and a total of 155,591 confirmed cases.

Two of the deaths reported today happened in December 2020, but the remaining 44 happened this month.

The Department has also reported 3,086 more cases of Covid-19.

There has now been a total of 2,397 Covid-related deaths in Ireland and a total of 155,591 confirmed cases.

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