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Serial Testing In Nursing Homes Is Being Phased Out.

FIle image: CMO, Dr. Tony Holohan/RollingNews

Positivity rate of 0.1% in the latest round of testing.

Serial testing for Covid-19 in Nursing Homes is being phased out following a sharp drop in cases and deaths.

A positivity rate of just 0.1 percent was confirmed in the latest round of testing this week.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, says vaccination has now "virtually eliminated" coronavirus deaths in the facilities.

CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, says phasing out serial testing is the right thing to do:

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