Number Of PCR Confirmed COVID Cases In Clare Halves Since Beginning Of April

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The number of PCR confirmed Covid-19 cases in Clare has fallen by more than 50 percent in the first half of April.

A total of 1,181 positive PCR tests were recorded in the Banner in the two weeks to Monday April 11th.

There were 956 fewer Covid cases recorded in Clare in the two weeks to Monday April 11th in comparison to the two weeks prior.


That accounts for a drop of more than 55% in the PCR positivity rate in the county.

West Clare saw the largest drop in the spread of the virus, reducing by 65% from 307 cases to 156 cases in the first two weeks of April.

This was followed by a 60% drop in case numbers in Ennis where 371 people tested positive in the two weeks to April 11th, compared to 690 the previous two weeks.

North Clare saw PCR positive tests drop by 55%, while Shannon saw a 52% decrease.

Shannon experienced a 52% drop in the positivity level.

However, Ennis, Shannon and Killaloe all maintain a rate of disease per 100,000 of the population that’s higher than the national average.

The HPSC figures relate to those testing positive through PCR only and don’t take into consideration many more positive antigen tests being registered through the HSE’s online portal.

The only people eligible for PCR tests are those over 55 without a booster shot, the medically vulnerable, people living with medically vulnerable people, pregnant women and healthcare workers.