Killaloe Only Area To Show Growth As Clare COVID Rates Fall

The Killaloe Local Electoral Area is the only area in Clare to see a rise in its incidence rate of COVID-19 in the last week.

New data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows though that the rate of virus in all other areas of the county has fallen.


Killaloe and its surrounding area saw its incidence rate of COVID-19 almost double as 12 cases of the virus were confirmed between November 17th and 30th.

In the previous two weeks, only six cases were recorded, Killaloe’s LEA 14-day incidence rate now stands at 59.7 per 100,000 population.

All other areas saw a significant drop in their rate of COVID-19 however, particularly the Ennistymon area.

While between November 10th and 23rd, the Ennistymon LEA had an incidence rate of 54.9, that figure now stands at less than five, after fewer than five cases were reported in the past two weeks.

The Kilrush Electoral Area, which was the only area to see growth last week, has seen it’s COVID rate drop significantly from 95.3 per 100,000 population to 61.9.

The Ennis and Shannon areas have both seen encouraging drops in the rate of COVID-19 as well, as their 14-day incidence rates sit below the national average of 87 at 32.4 and 82.2 respectively.

It comes as no new cases were recorded in Clare yesterday for the first time since September 9th.