Former Garda Station Used For Coronavirus Testing

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A seventh person in the West of Ireland has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The latest case, concerning a female, has been in contact with a preferred case.

The seven cases in the West of Ireland – at least four of which are known to be in Clare – are among a total of 18 in the Republic of Ireland.


Meanwhile, the HSE says a pop-up centre for COVID-19 testing “worked well” yesterday.

Following on from the diagnoses of the coronavirus in a family in the North-West Clare area, and as part of efforts to see if the virus has spread to other people they came into contact with, tests were carried out at the OPW owned former Garda Station in Lahinch yesterday.

HSE Director of Acute Operations Liam Woods says the move was effective.