COVID-19 Rate Falls In All Areas Of Clare In Past Week

The incidence rate of COVID-19 has fallen in all five electoral areas of Clare in the past week.

However, both Ennis and Shannon’s prevalence of the virus remains higher than the national average.

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Shannon has now overtaken Ennis as the area with the highest incidence of COVID-19 per 100,000 population in Clare – it now stands at 154.6, with Ennis’ at 142.3.

47 cases in the Shannon area and 44 in the Ennis region were confirmed between the 3rd of November and this past Monday the 16th according to Health Protection Surveillance Centre figures.

Although both areas have seen a significant drop in case prevalence in the past number of weeks, they both remain slightly higher than the falling national average of 121.3.

COVID-19 continues to fall even further in Ennistymon, Killaloe and Kilrush’s electoral areas – their rates now all stand in the 70s, at almost half the national average, with just 43 coronavirus cases diagnosed in the three areas combined in the 14 days up to last Monday.

Clare’s overall 14-day average per 100,000 population after last night’s confirmation of 5 new cases here now stands at 103.5 – only 12 counties have a lower incidence rate.