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first_imgAdvertisement Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook PUBLIC health chiefs in Limerick have expressed concern about patterns of COVID-19 clusters in households, as more than 10,000 cases of the virus were recorded across the Treaty city, and county.The majority of infections in the region were recorded in January and February this year, the Department of Public Health Mid-West stated.“Since the B117 strain has become the dominant COVID-19 variant in Ireland, we have noticed a concerning pattern where single cases are rapidly leading to whole household outbreaks. In many instances, we are seeing household outbreaks spread to extended family, workplaces, and further community clusters,” it said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In some cases, we have seen sections of housing estates and a number of apartments within the same building becoming infected due to social mixing. However, we have noticed that the wearing of masks and distancing measures within households has helped prevent the spread of infection.“Dr Mai Mannix, Director of Public Health Mid-West, warned that “household transmission is becoming a significant factor COVID-19 infection in the Mid-West region”.“A large number of new clusters are arising out of regular household visits, across all age groups. Whether it’s having tea at a friend’s or watching a sports game together at the weekend, all forms of social contact in a household and can and will lead to outbreaks amid current continued community transmission,” Dr Mannix revealed.She advised the public that, “if you or a member of your household is showing mild symptoms, please contact your GP to consider booking a test” and that, “by getting swabbed, you could save a life”.According to latest figures, as of February 16th, there were 16,688 COVID-19 cases recorded across the midwest, including 10,034 in Limerick; 4,442 in Clare; and 2,212 in North Tipperary.The Department said however that, overall the incidence rate in the region “has fallen considerably since Level 5 restrictions were implemented in early January”.“At the peak of the Third Wave, there were 901 new cases on January 2, which dropped to 23 new cases on February 2.”However it warned it was “still managing serious outbreaks in long-term care facilities and workplaces” and, “the new variant seems to be more transmissible with higher numbers of infections from each new case”. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print LimerickNewsPublic health chiefs concerned at patterns of COVID clusters in households as cases pass 10,000 in LimerickBy David Raleigh – February 18, 2021 268 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleOPINION: Whether elite or not, improved communication needed by the GAANext articleLimerick’s Casey and Nash among eight players rewarded with new Munster contracts David Raleigh Twitter Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img

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