Spike in Cork Covid-19 cases

Spike in Cork Covid-19 cases
.Picture Denis Minihane.

There’s been a further jump in the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Cork, with the latest figures showing 829 cases were identified here by midnight on Monday (April 13th) , an increase of 49 cases on the previous day.

The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows that of 11,261 cases of COVID-19 reported nationally, 1,055 cases have been reported in the HSE South Region which includes Cork and Kerry.

Of these cases, 204 have been reported among healthcare workers.

The HPSC report shows that nationally, 413 clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported around the country- 46 of which are in the HSE South region.

The vast majority of clusters/outbreaks (37.5 per cent) have been reported in nursing home settings - three such clusters have been reported in the HSE South.

Almost half of the clusters or outbreaks in the region have been identified in either private houses, hospitals and residential institutions, but clusters have also been identified in workplaces, among extended family, in a pub and in a hotel.

Other clusters are travel related.

Five clusters have been identified in community hospitals/long-stay units in the region, with a separate report showing one such outbreak identified last week included 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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