COVID-19 situation in Limerick 🧵:
• 858 new cases in the past 2 weeks, 191 new cases between Friday and Monday.
• 10+ workplace outbreaks, 37 under investigation, involving 128 cases/270 close contacts in Mid-West
• 15+ school outbreaks in Mid-West, most in Limerick.
These outbreaks are as a result of high incidence in communities and a lot of indoor gatherings. These outbreaks then compound outbreaks in the community. Currently, Delta variant is not a factor, and all positives in Limerick are being sent for variant testing.
Active case finding ongoing, with high uptake in testing. Rathkeale pop-up clinic open until tomorrow, then it moves onto Kilmallock, and then Moyross. Follow @CommHealthMW for updates.