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Covid in Waterford: City South sees 107% increase in incidence

Waterford City South has the second-highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Latest figures released by Health Protection Surveillance Centre show 193 cases were recorded in the two weeks to Monday October 4th to give an incidence rate of 858.7 per 100,000 people. This is rise of 107% since last week's figures.

Dungarvan has the tenth highest rate of the virus in the country with 139 cases confirmed giving a 14-day incidence rate of 678.

The National average is 372 with Mallow remaining the country's Covid hotspot with a rate of 898.6.

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Elsewhere in Waterford all areas have recorded increased cases since last week:

The Lismore area had 21 cases and has an incidence rate of 195.8.

Portlaw/Kilmacthomas had 57 cases and has a rate of 332.9.

Tramore/City West had 122 cases and has a rate of 545.3.

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Waterford City East had 78 cases and now has a rate of 339.3

Hospital Cases

There are 10 people with Covid-19 in University Hospital Waterford, according to the latest HSE update - one of those is being treated in ICU.

It's a jump up from 7 on the previous 24 hours.

It's the highest number of cases on site there since March 31st.

Meanwhile, the latest CSO statistics indicate that one person has died in Waterford due to the virus in the week ending October 1st.

The total number of deaths from the virus in the county since the pandemic began is 110.

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