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Our worst ever week for Covid-19 cases

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A Garda Covid-19 checkpoint on the Drinagh Road outside Wexford on Sunday afternoon

A Garda Covid-19 checkpoint on the Drinagh Road outside Wexford on Sunday afternoon

A Garda Covid-19 checkpoint on the Drinagh Road outside Wexford on Sunday afternoon

If there were any lingering doubts that we are firmly in the midst of a second wave of Covid-19, they were quickly banished on Thursday evening as news broke that Wexford had seen one of its biggest daily increases in confirmed cases since the pandemic began, with 23.

It only took a couple of days before we saw the same figure again - another 23 new cases added to the county total on Sunday.

The last time we saw numbers anything like this, was back in April and there's been a lot of water under the bridge since, with both positives and negatives to take. However, the alarming spike in cases so far in October will be a major cause for concern as all the talk appears to surround a return to complete lockdown.