HSE confirms ‘No COVID-19 clusters in Boyle’

The Health Service Executive has confirmed to that they are currently “not aware of any COVID-19 clusters in Boyle or the Boyle area”.

The confirmation comes following concern among some locally over the last few days that Boyle was one of the areas in the county where there had been an outbreak of the virus.

A spokesperson for the HSE has told in response to a query: “We wish to state that whilst we do not comment on individual cases, we are not aware of any COVID-19 clusters in Boyle or the Boyle area.”

It follows news that 51 new cases of the virus were detected in the county on Tuesday, bringing Roscommon at that time, second to Dublin in confirmed new cases.

Later, it was revealed that 22 residents and 16 staff at Cloverhill Nursing Home in Roscommon have had COVID-19 tests confirmed as positive while it is understood a number of positive cases have also been returned from the Kepak Meat Processing Plant in Athleague.

This morning’s Roscommon People newspaper reports that “Kepak management are remaining tight-lipped in relation to reports that up to 100 staff at their facility in Athleague have tested positive for the virus.”

The newspaper also reports that a new COVID-19 tests centre will open in Castlerea in the coming days at the fire station building in the town.

The latest COVID-19 figures for County Roscommon released on Wednesday night show an increase of one for the 24 hour period, to bring the number of confirmed cases in the county curently to 298.


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