More Than 1 In 100 Test Positive For Covid In Killaloe And Shannon

More than 1 in 100 people tested positive for Covid-19 in both Killaloe and Shannon in the past fortnight.

It comes as four out of Clare’s five electoral areas have recorded an increase in the incidence of the virus.



West Clare saw the largest increase in the virus with 263 new infections recorded in the two weeks up to this Monday.

This represents an increase of over 23%.

It’s incidence rate now stands at 1252.7 per 100,000 of the population – nearly 8% higher than the national figure.

Shannon was the only area to record a decrease in the number of new cases, with five fewer positives than the week previous.

However, it still means that over 1 in 100 people in Shannon have tested positive for the virus in the past fortnight.

Similarly, Killaloe has also seen a positivity rate of around 1 in 100 people, recording 246 new cases in the same timeframe.

Meanwhile, Ennis’ cases continue to rise exponentially, with 316 positive tests during this time.

Ennistymon was the only area to record a marginal increase in the incidence of the virus – with only 10 more cases recorded in comparison to the week before.