Concern as Wexford Covid-19 outbreak leads to dramatic increase in case numbers

The electoral area of New Ross on the Hook Peninsula now has the highest incidence rate in the country, with 659.7 cases per 100,000 people

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
26th December, 2020
Concern as Wexford Covid-19 outbreak leads to dramatic increase in case numbers
The Hook peninsula in Co Wexford: Since December 14, there have been 50 positive cases at one GP’s practice in Fethard-on-Sea, which had a population of 311, according to the 2016 census

The scenic Hook peninsula in Wexford has become a microcosm of how cases of Covid-19 have increased dramatically in recent weeks.

The electoral area of New Ross now has the highest incidence rate in the country, with 659.7 cases per 100,000 people. The area added 183 Covid-19 cases in the fortnight leading to December 21, the biggest increase in any single area.

Neighbouring areas Rosslare and Waterford City East have incidence rates of 185.7 and 134.9 respectively.

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