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HSE figures show demand for Coronavirus tests plummets in Laois

The latest HSE figures show that the demand for a Coronavirus test in Laois has plummeted.

The HSE released the figures to LaoisToday following their decision to close the testing facility at the LOETB Centre of Excellence on the Laois GAA grounds in Portlaoise.

The figures, which are for Laois and Offaly, show that from June 29 to July 5, just 136 tests were carried out in both counties.

In the same period nationally, 45,637 tests were completely.

Of those 136 tests, 133 of them were negative with all three positives being recorded in Offaly.

A further breakdown of the tests shows that 31 tests were carried out on June 30 and that number fell to 0 on July 5.

In relation to the closure of the site in Portlaoise, a HSE official confirmed that anyone now seeking a test must now go to Tullamore.

They said: “Given the decreasing demand for Covid-19 Testing, all Covid Testing for Laois/Offaly is taking place at the Tullamore Drive through.

“The demand for this service continues to decrease.”

The numbers of Laois/Offaly persons tested at the Tullamore Drive Through for the period June 29 to July 5 are displayed below:

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