14-day Covid incidence rate for local areas revealed in new data

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New figures released by the Department of Health today shows that just one local electoral area in Galway had a higher 14-day Covid incidence rate than national average in the first two weeks of September.

During this period, the Covid rate per 100,000 people in Conamara South LEA was 56.2, while the rate for the Republic as a whole was 52.8.

Twelve cases in total were confirmed in the Conamara South Electoral Area in from 1 to 14 September, from a population of 21,341.

Elsewhere, the rate was lower – in Galway City East, it stood at 18.8, while Galway City Central had a rate of 26.2 and it was less than 5 in Galway City West.

The data also shows that the 14-day Covid incidence rate was 15.2 in Athenry – Oranmore LEA and 36.2 in Tuam LEA.

Gort, Kinvara, Ballinasloe and Conamara North Local Electoral Areas all had less than 5 cases per 100,000.

Announcing the new data, which can be found in an interactive map HERE, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said: “I understand that people really want to know more detailed information about this virus, how it is affecting their communities, and those around the country as a whole.

“The COVID-19 Data Hub now offers regularly updated Local Electoral Area data in order to fulfil this very real desire that is out there for transparency around this virus and its impact.

“Transparency is a key cornerstone of Ireland’s response to this pandemic. At this crucial time, it matters more than ever.”