Thirteen virus clusters in Cork/Kerry region; Hotel and pub at centre of two outbreaks

Thirteen virus clusters in Cork/Kerry region; Hotel and pub at centre of two outbreaks

Thirteen clusters of Covid-19 have been reported in the HSE South region, including one in a hotel and another in a pub.

The latest figures, published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC),  show that 103 clusters were identified around the country which included 379 cases.

In the HSE South, which includes Cork and Kerry, three clusters were identified which were travel-related, two were workplace-related, two related to hospitals, and a further two related to private houses. 

One cluster was related to ‘extended family’, while details were not specified for one cluster in the region.

One cluster was reported relating to a hotel, while another related to a pub.

These are the only reported clusters in the country relating to hotels or pubs.

There were no clusters reported in the nursing homes category in the region.

Meanwhile, the figures also show 76 cases of Covid-19 were reported in healthcare workers in the HSE South region.

Of these, 14 people had foreign travel, 32 people did not and this was not specified for 30 people.

The data shows that 208 cases have been reported in Cork, accounting for 9.4 per cent of cases nationally.

The cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 population of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cork is 38.3, the fourth-highest figure in the country.

Nationally, the total number of Covid-19 cases reported up to Friday night was 2,216.

The median age of cases is now 47, while the HPSC says the age range of cases stretches from 0 to 96.

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