There is an alarming increase in the growth rate of Covid 19 in county Mayo over the past seven days, of over 100 percent.
From New Year’s Eve until Sunday the 3rd of January, the number of new cases of the virus in the county went from 278 to 576.
These figures were cited today by Dr Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health HSE West
Dr Smyth explained that in the first wave of this pandemic the highest number of daily incidents of the virus across Mayo, Roscommon and Galway was 50.
In the second wave, 150 cases of Covid 19 in any one day was the highest number recorded across the three county region.
In this third wave that daily number across the three counties has risen to 500.
The 14 day incident rate per 100,000 population in Mayo now stands at 660, that’s above the national incident rate of 582.
Both Galway and Roscommon’s 14 day incident rate remains below the national average at 417 and 405 respectively.