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How Waterford went from pandemic poster child to worst-hit Covid county

Once a Covid success story, Waterford now faces a surge in cases despite a high uptake in vaccines

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Just over 12 months ago Waterford had one of Ireland’s lowest Covid-19 rates and University Hospital Waterford (UHW) had not suffered a single Covid-related death .

Fast forward to last week and Waterford recorded Ireland’s highest rate of Covid-19 detections – just weeks after boasting the highest vaccination rate in the country.


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