According to figures released by the HSE County Wexford boasts the lowest COVID-19 14-day Incidence Rate in the country, up to midnight on the 11th of November, there were 49.4 cases per 100,000 people, with 6 further positive cases listed on Friday evening.
Our neighbouring county of Wicklow is the third-lowest in the country at 72.3, Carlow 101.9, Waterford 115.4 and Kilkenny 128.
With the R rating stand around 0.6, one wonders how NPHED and the government can justify another 2 1/2 weeks of Level 5 Restrictions, clearly the level 3 restrictions were working as we have seen the numbers dropping steadily in recent weeks.
Hospital numbers continue to drop, the number of cases in hospital are down to 254 with 35 in ICU.
The scaremongering has continued from government circles this week, carried by the usual mainstream media, with astounding threats of telling people not to travel home for Christmas, despite the fact that every port and airport has been open at the height of the pandemic.
The Dail was told this week that more than 3,000 businesses have “gone bust” since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Taoiseach stated that he expects to see a roll-out of the vaccine in mid-2021, should the government continue with their lockdown policy, one has to wonder how many businesses will be wiped out at that stage in the county.