January 27, 2022

LATEST: 188 more cases of virus, concern over ‘significant rises’ in Waterford

There has been no further coronavirus related deaths but 188 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

The overall death toll from the virus remains at 1,792. There are now 33,121 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The breakdown of the latest cases is as follows: 76 cases are in Dublin, 25 in Cork, 21 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Galway, 7 in Roscommon and 7 in Waterford, with the remaining 23 cases spread across 12 counties.

The latest cases were confirmed as the Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach warned that a number of counties “are now showing concerning trends”.

Speaking at a Government press briefing, Liz Canavan said counties “Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Leitrim, Donegal and Offaly are now showing concerning trends”.

She said concern not only existed over Dublin, but nationally also, with upward trends recorded in all but six counties.

Ms Canavan said Louth has seen 120 cases over the past fortnight compared to 18 in the previous two weeks. Donegal has seen 102 cases in the past fortnight, compared to 18 in the previous period. Ms Canavan also noted there has been “significant rises” in Waterford, Limerick and Wicklow.

She added: “Outside of these counties there are worrying trends in most areas.”

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