The number of people sick and dying due to Covid-19 in the Belmullet local electoral area is "immense", according to one GP.
Latest data shows the area in county Mayo has the highest 14-day incidence rate in the country for the second week in a row, with one in 18 people testing positive for Covid-19 in the past fortnight.
Dr. Keith Swanick says the situation is still very serious in the Erris area and is calling for people to double down on their efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
He says his workload has increased significantly in recent days as his colleague Dr. Fergal Ruane has contracted the virus and now is unable to work.
Dr Keith Swanick says the past few weeks have been horrendous in the Erris area and is calling for people to think twice and make the effort.