More than 23,000 people in Ireland are known to have had Covid-19 last week, although the true figure is unclear and likely to be much higher. Read MoreThe report, which refers to the end of May, when the new Covid-19 variants were on the rise, shows cases per 100,000 over 14 days in remote west Kerry numbered 345.5. Meanwhile, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said it had now been notified of 28 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland. It said these cases were not unexpected following the presence of monkeypox cases in the UK and many European countries. The cases in Ireland come after the reporting of more than 2,700 other confirmed cases of monkeypox in Europe, North America and many other countries over recent weeks.
Source: Irish Independent June 25, 2022 22:30 UTC