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Over 300 People Attend Athlone Pop Up Covid-19 Testing Centre

It is one of four new walk-in facilities which opened yesterday.

349 people attended a Pop Up Covid 19 Testing Centre in Westmeath yesterday. 

It was one of four new walk-in facilities which opened to try and find asymptomatic cases.

The new sites, in Athlone. Ballinasloe, Crumlin and Naas Racecourse, will be open for between three and seven days.

Offaly still has the highest incidence rate in the country at 510 per 100,000 population, with Westmeath having the third highest at 229 and the rate is Laois is 188. 

The national average is 166.

Another eight deaths and 591 new cases were confirmed yesterday. Offaly has 24 new confirmed cases with 27 in Laois 27 and 28 in Westmeath.

There was a two percent positivity rate at Tullamore centre which closed on Thursday after being opened for 7 days. 

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