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Over 170,000 Covid Tests Carried Out In The Midlands This Year

November has been the busiest month at centres in all three counties.

Over 170,000 covid-19 tests were administered by the HSE in the midlands in up to the end of November. 

Testing centres in Westmeath have the highest footfall. 

173,620 people in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath have presented for a covid-19 test at a community testing centre so far this year. 

The latest figures released by the HSE for CHO 8 which also includes Longford, Louth and Meath show Westmeath has the third highest figure at 61,589 only behind Meath and Louth. 

Just over 59,500 people have taken a PCR test this year in Offaly and 52,509 in Laois. 

November has been the busiest month at centres in all three counties in the midlands, with facilities in the lake county recording their most strenuous 30-days since community testing began in March 2020. 

Just over 14,000 tests have been carried out in schools in CHO 8, while 11,968 swabs have been taken in workplaces and direct-provision centres combined. 

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