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.

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