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HSE Raises Concerns Over Increase In Close Contacts

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:27 PM - 25 Feb 2021



The HSE has raised concerns about more people socialising - with a recent positive case having up to 38 close contacts.

It says the positivity rate among close contacts in the community has risen to 27%.

The rate among households has also risen to 35%.

There are now 593 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospitals.

It's the lowest figure recorded since January 2nd, while 135 people are in ICU.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid says they're worried about a rise in close contacts and people being out and about:

He says "Any slight increase can have reasonably significant implications, depending on the level of transmission of the virus".



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