The prevalence of COVID-19 has risen slightly in a number of areas of Clare in the past week.
The East Clare, Shannon and Ennis regions have all seen slight increases in its prevalence of the virus, though North Clare remains among the lowest in the country.
Just 5 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Ennistymon electoral area in the 14 days up to this past Monday – its rate of 30.5 per 100,000 people is only bettered by a handful of areas in Ireland.
West Clare continues to see its instance fall too, with 20 cases of the virus there in that two week period seeing its prevalence per 100,000 drop to 95.3 – a fall of nearly 40 per cent on this time last week.
The Killaloe electoral area had been the lowest in Ireland for much of February, but its rate has increased from 34.8 to 124.3 now, after 25 cases were diagnosed there in the past fortnight.
65 cases in Shannon saw its rate increase very slightly to 213.8, with 72 cases in Ennis seeing a 10 per cent jump in its rate to 232.9.
That said, all electoral area rates in Clare continue to be below the national average – eight new cases confirmed here last night see the county’s current prevalence sitting at 160.8 per 100,000 – the eighth lowest in the country.