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380 no-shows for scheduled COVID-19 tests in Kerry

Oct 23, 2020 08:10 By radiokerrynews
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There were 380 no-shows for scheduled COVID-19 tests in Kerry last month. That's according to information provided to Kerry Fine Gael TD

There were 380 no-shows for scheduled COVID-19 tests in Kerry last month.

That's according to information provided to Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin by the HSE, following a parliamentary question.

Deputy Brendan Griffin had asked the Health Minister a series of questions on COVID-19 testing in Kerry - they were forwarded to the HSE, who responded to the Kerry TD.

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A total of 12,358 appointments have been offered for tests at the HSE COVID-19 community testing service in Tralee since March.

The highest monthly total was September, when 3,614 people were given appointments for tests.

This was followed by October at 3,306 - but these figures are only until the 15th of October, so the monthly total is likely to surpass September.

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June saw the lowest number of COVID-19 test appointments offered in Tralee, at 339.

March - 1,407, April - 783, May - 737, June - 339, July - 723, August - 1,449, September - 3,614, October 1 to 15th - 3,306. Total 2,358.

In September, 380 people or 10.5% didn't attend their scheduled appointment in the community testing centre in Tralee.

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The HSE says data isn't made available on the number of people who tested positive at community testing centres.

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