Increase in those seeking Covid-19 test in Co. Leitrim

The Covid-19 testing centre in Carrick on Shannon is extending it’s service due to an increase in those seeking a test in Co. Leitrim.

The centre located at the North West Business and Tech park will be open from Monday to Friday.

A walk in clinic is being offered from 10am to 12pm while a referral appointment clinic will be operational from 1.30pm to 4.30pm .

While a public health expert says vaccination is not a ‘magic protection’ against everything.

It comes as 1,179 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic.

Ireland has seen its five-day moving average of Covid-19 cases grow by 89 percent in the past week.

91 people are being treated in hospital, a rise of 13 and 22 patients are in intensive care.

DCU Professor of Health Systems Anthony Staines says if there are too many cases those at ‘high risk’ who are vaccinated could get infected: