There have been as many new Covid-19 cases in Louth in the last two weeks as there was in the previous nine weeks, new figures reveal.
As of midnight on Tuesday August 25, there were 821 cases in county Louth. That was a rise of seven new cases in seven days – and 21 cases in two weeks. On August 11, there were 800 cases in the county.
Numbers of positive cases had largely plateaued prior to this latest surge in new cases as the country continues to reopen following on from the lockdown that brought the economy and the country’s social life to a halt in the late Spring and early Summer. Between June 2 and August 11, just 24 new Covid-19 cases were detected in county Louth.
Since then, there’s been 21 new cases as the country as a whole has since a considerable spike in new cases leading to fears a new nationwide lockdown could be imposed.
The two-week period rise of 21 cases is the largest period increase in Louth since May when there were 28 new cases over 14 days.
Outside of Dublin and Cork, only Kildare, Cavan and Meath have had more confirmed positive Covid-19 cases than Louth.