3 Galway areas record fewer than 5 COVID cases in 2 weeks

Galway daily covid-19 coronavirus galway cases 14 day incidence

Fewer than five new COVID-19 cases were reported over two weeks in Loughrea, Conamara North and Conamara South LEAs, new data shows.

The latest breakdown of COVID rates shows that Tuam is the local electoral area with the highest two-week incidence rate in the county, with 171.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

A total of 57 infections were reported in the Tuam electoral area the two weeks to April 19.

In the city, 42 cases were confirmed in Galway City East, bringing its 14-day rate down to 157.9 cases per 100,000 people.

The rate in Galway City Central is now 86.1 and just 47.3 in Galway City West, with 23 and 12 new cases reported in these electoral areas respectively.

Ballinasloe LEA’s two-week COVID rate remains unchanged at 124.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants since last week’s figures, with 35 new infections reported in 14 days, while the rate in Athenry-Oranmore trebled to 97.5 with 32 new cases.

After Loughrea and the two Connemara LEAs, Gort-Kinvara has the lowest rate in the county with just eight cases reported in two weeks. The incidence rate there is now 34 cases per 100,000 people.

Health officials reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Galway yesterday afternoon. The 14-day incidence rate in the county is now 80.2 cases per 100,000 population, with 207 new cases in two weeks.