COVID-19 incidence rates have risen in four of Clare’s five electoral areas in the past week.
The prevalence of the virus remains highest in the Shannon region, while West Clare was the only part of the county to record a drop in incidence over the past 7 days.
In the two weeks up to this past Monday, 53 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Shannon electoral area, leaving its rate of the virus at 174.4 per 100,000 people.
That’s a 30 percent increase in a week.
Killaloe’s rate has also jumped to 149.2 after 30 new cases were confirmed there in the same timeframe.
Ennis rate of the virus is now the third highest of Clare’s five electoral areas having been the lowest last week – it now stands at 119.7 per 100,000 people after 37 new cases were diagnosed there.
A small increase in incidence has been recorded in North Clare with 17 cases seen there in that 14 day period – it’s at 103.6.
The Kilrush area now has the lowest prevalence of the virus in this county, at 90.5 – a 25% drop on last week’s number – with 19 cases seen there in the two weeks up to Monday.