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Cahersiveen is Kerry's worst-hit COVID area

With 25 cases in total, South Kerry town has the highest rate of COVID in a Kerry electoral division

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Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan

Cahersiveen has been the area in Kerry worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic per head of population, according to data provided by the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

A total of 25 cases of the virus had been confirmed in the South Kerry town up to June 12, according to an interactive online map outlining the number of confirmed cases in each Electoral Division (ED). Cahersiveen's total works out at more than 1,350 cases per 100,000 people, which is the highest average outlined in the county.

The news will not come as a major surprise given the hugely controversial outbreak of the virus in the town's Skellig Star Direct Provision centre earlier this summer.