Almost 60,000 students aged 5-19 tested for Covid-19

Almost 60,000 young people between the age of 5 and 19 have been tested for Covid-19 since schools reopened at the end of August.

According to figures provided by the Health Service Executive to Nuacht RTÉ, 31,138 children in the 5-12 age group were tested between the week ending 30 August and Sunday 27 September.

Of those, 488 – or 1.5% – tested positive.

The figures were provided by the HSE


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