COVID cases surge in Irish hotspots

COVID cases surge in Irish hotspots as travellers visit relatives. Kerry and Dingle Peninsula have witnessed high infection rates, with 271.5 and 345.5 COVID cases per 100,000 people respectively in May. Nationwide, there has been a significant increase, with 172.4 cases per 100,000 and 271 hospital patients becoming infected since last week. Despite the high numbers, Trinity College professor Clona O'Farrelly remains unsurprised, attributing the surge to the end of prohibition and the summer party season. With a high immunization rate, Ireland is better protected, although it is important to note that vaccines are not foolproof. Nonetheless, the number of people in critical care has decreased compared to earlier outbreaks. To further combat the spread, the HSE has provided 3,059,783 booster shots. Stay informed and take necessary precautions.

Medriva Newsroom
New Update



COVID cases are growing as travellers visit relatives in Ireland.


Kerry had 271.5 per 100,000 COVID cases in May, whereas Dingle Peninsula has 345.5 per 100,000.

Since last week, 172.4 cases per 100,000 people and 271 hospital patients have gotten the virus nationwide.

Trinity College professor Clona O'Farrelly says the figures aren't surprising given the end of prohibition and summer party season.


Pat Kenny heard from Professor O'Farrelly.

"Changed. Masses, no social distance, no masks!

"Most of us are immunised after seeing the airport incident. Unknowingly, we spread illnesses.


Fewer people are in critical care than in earlier outbreaks. Compared to January, 23 COVID patients are in critical care.

Professor O'Farrelly believes Ireland's high immunisation rate protects people.

She lauded vaccines.False. Many people still become sick, so we know they don't always work.

Few become ill, however.

HSE has provided 3,059,783 booster shots.

Chat with Dr. Medriva !