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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Temporary test centre opens in Kerry as cases rise

As cases continue to rise, a temporary Covid-19 test centre has been set up in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) stated that this is due to an “exceptionally high demand for testing” in the county at the moment.

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In Kerry, the Covid-19 positivity rate on community testing has been 19% over the past week while the national positivity rate is 11.7%.

The centre is located at the Coolgrane Training Centre on the Upper Lewis Road in Ballydribbeen and will be open by appointment from 10am to 6pm today.

The continuation of the new test centre will be evaluated based on demand for its service.

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The HSE stated that appointments can be booked through the self-referral portal which can be found on their website.

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