The spread of Covid-19 across Co Wexford shows no sign of abating as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise and the county remains in the top ten in the country in terms of infection rate with a rate of 35.4 per 100,000.
Although Dublin and Limerick remain the immediate concerns for NPHET, concerns have also been expressed around the growth of the virus in the model county, particularly having done so well in terms of keeping numbers down early on when the pandemic hit.
Last week got off to a difficult start as Wexford saw a rise of 15 cases announced on Tuesday, bringing us to a total of 326 cases since the pandemic began.
Over the week, we were to see two further increases, one new confirmed case arising on Thursday before another mini spike of 5 on Saturday.
The good news is that Wexford remains towards the bottom of the table in terms of total diagnosed cases of Covid-19. In fact, only Longford, Carlow, Waterford, Sligo and Leitrim have had fewer.
There was more good news in terms of how our hospital is coping.
While cases are going up, things seem pretty stable at Wexford General. At the time of going to print, there were three confirmed cases of the virus on site at the hospital, while the ICU was completely clear of Covid.
None of this, however, takes away from the worrying trend that we're seeing in terms of the infection rate and members of the public are asked to redouble their efforts in terms of hand hygiene, social distancing and adhering too all of the government guidelines that are in place.