Dublin In Covid Trouble

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Dublin In Covid Trouble
Shocking Dublin Covid-19 Numbers

A new daily record of 1,283 new Covid cases was set in Ireland yesterday. It had been hoped that the Level 3+ restrictions imposed on Dublin some weeks ago would stem the rise in cases in the capital. Shocking figures emerged on Sunday evening, however, when it was announced that 408 of the new positive cases were in Dublin. 156 cases were recorded in the previous 24 hours in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath, 55 in Limerick. The other 496 cases were spread across 21 counties. 3 more people lost their lives to Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours.

Dublin, as the country’s largest centre of population, usually shows the highest number of positive cases when figures are announced each evening. However, this new record high came as quite the shock to Dubliners, most of whom have been making extra efforts to comply with restrictions which were already more strict than those imposed on most of the rest of the country.

The worsening weather and shorter days are likely to be affecting the spread of the virus. People are staying indoors. Poor ventilation and more indoor living are factors making it easier for Covid-19 to spread.

For the latest official updates on Covid-19 restrictions and figures in Ireland please check:https://www.gov.ie/en/news/7e0924-latest-updates-on-covid-19-coronavirus/#