COVID Cases is Surging in Ireland’s
The number of COVID cases is surging in Ireland’s tourist hotspots as people flock to the coast to mingle with friends and family.
Kerry is Ireland’s COVID capital at the moment with 271.5 per 100,000 recorded in the last two weeks of May, while in the picturesque Dingle Peninsula the case rate is 345.5 per 100,000.
Nationwide, the number of cases currently stands at 172.4 per 100,000 people and there are currently 271 hospital patients who have contracted the virus – a 50% rise since last week.
For Clíona O’Farrelly, Professor of Comparative Immunology at Trinity College, the figures are unsurprising given the end of restrictions and the beginning of the summer social season:
“It’s entirely expected,” Professor O’Farrelly told The Pat Kenny Show.
Credit to : Newstalk