Sharp Increases In COVID Rates In Ennis & Shannon This Week

The Ennis and Shannon areas have both seen sharp increases in its rates of COVID-19 this week.

Shannon’s rate is now above the national average, though other areas of the county are seeing a fall.

Health Protection Surveillance data shows 143 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Shannon electoral area in the two weeks up to this past Monday.


It means its incidence rate of the virus stands at 470.4 per 100,000 people – above the national average of 450.

Ennis has seen 131 people diagnosed with the virus in the same timeframe, meaning its figure sits close behind at 423.8.

The rate of the disease in North Clare has fallen slightly in the past week, though 62 new cases have been diagnosed in the Ennistymon electoral area.

Its incidence rate is at 377.9.

While the prevalence of the virus in East Clare is the fourth lowest out of this county’s five electoral areas, it has seen a slight increase in cases.

64 new cases were confirmed in the Killaloe area in that 14 day timeframe, up slightly from 55 last week.

The region’s rate per 100,000 people stands at 318.3.

The virus’ prevalence, as it has done for several weeks now, continues to fall in West Clare.

Kilrush’s electoral area rate is the lowest in the county at 195.3 after 41 cases were confirmed there in the two weeks up to Monday.