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Spike in cases sees Wexford back on high alert

Twenty Covid-19 cases within four days spark concerns complacency is setting in as people advised to stick rigidly to health guidelines

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A spike in cases has see Wexford back on high alert (stock image)

A spike in cases has see Wexford back on high alert (stock image)

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A spike in cases has see Wexford back on high alert (stock image)

County Wexford has witnessed an increase of 20 Covid-19 cases within four days, coinciding with a huge rise in the national figures.

From July 16 up until August 5 no new cases of the virus had been recorded in the county - which has been one of the best performing nationally - but the announcement of 11 fresh cases on Wednesday sparked concerns that the county was far from safe. On that day there were more Covid-19 cases recorded in County Wexford than in Dublin, a county which has been leading the grim leader-board of cases, on average.

Additional cases were recorded in County Wexford on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, bringing the total to 20. Nationally hundreds of cases have been reported daily, the highest concentration of which coming from meat processing plants in counties within the Dublin commuter belt. There has now been a total of 1,772 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 26,644 confirmed cases.