The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in North Cork in the last fortnight has increased dramatically with the Fermoy Local Electoral Area recording the highest number of positive cases per 100k in the county.
In addition, there are many hundreds of people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, who have been told to stay at home.
The daily figures tell of a devasting escalation in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 across Ireland, with Cork University Hospital having the highest number of patients with Covid-19 in the country.
The new UK variant, which is now widespread in Ireland, spreads 50-70% more easily. It’s been likened to an energetic substitute being brought onto the pitch in the second half of a match.
Therefore, we in turn need to increase the energy we put into fighting the virus, but the tactics are the same.
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