Covid has surged in Cork in the last seven days.
Cork has not been immune to Ireland’s surge in Covid-19 cases, owing largely to the high transmissibility of the Delta variant – combined with slowly loosening restrictions.
Just one week ago, Cork was looking at 381 new cases over the previous 14-day period (according to the incidence report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre). That figure has almost doubled in the last seven days, with Cork now showing 684 cases in the last two weeks (447 of those being confirmed in the last seven days).
On July 9th, Cork had the second-lowest rate of Covid in the country, behind only Carlow. While the Rebel County is still performing quite admirably on that front, it has jumped in the last week and there are now five counties with lower rates of Covid.
Cork’s “curve” had been flattened throughout June and remained so for the first week of July, but a steady incline of cases has now set in.
Donegal remains far and away the county most affected by Covid-19, with 724.9 people per 100,000 catching the virus in the last 14 days. Louth and Dublin follow, but at a distance, (474 and 307 per hundred thousand respectively). Cork’s own rate of cases per 100,000 people is 126 over the last 14 days, which is the sixth lowest in the country, even as cases surge.
The latest 14-day incidence report can be accessed here.