Covid-19 incidence rate above average in two Galway areas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are now two areas in Galway with a Covid-19 incidence rate above the national average.

The figure for Tuam local electoral area is 172 per 100 thousand people, while the figure for Galway City East is 158.

That compares to a national average of 132 per 100 thousand.

Meanwhile, Ballinasloe is 124, Athenry-Oranmore is 97, Galway City Central is 86, Galway City West is 47, and Gort-Kinvara is 34.

Loughrea, Connemara North, and Connemara South all have less than 5 cases per 100 thousand people.

Details on other areas of the country

On Monday, the country’s 14-day incidence rate was 132 cases per 100,000 people.

But there was a huge variation in cases around the country during the previous two weeks.

Ongar LEA in Dublin had the highest rate – at 441, well over three times the national average.

The next worst was Ballymun-Finglas, elsewhere in the capital, at 387.

Other badly hit areas include Donegal – where Buncrana, Milford and Letterkenny LEAs all had incidence rates of over 300.

Two areas in Co Kildare also had rates of over 300 – they are Newbridge and Kildare LEA itself.

The 16 areas with less than five cases in the two-week period include LEAs in Kerry, Mayo and Galway.

Tullamore LEA in Co Offaly had the highest rate for several weeks – but its rate has dropped sharply this week, to 209.