Connemara and Loughrea record county’s lowest COVID rates

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Loughrea and the two local electoral areas in Connemara have recorded the lowest 14-day COVID-19 incidence rates in the county.

New data shows that the two-week incidence rate in Loughrea LEA has fallen to just 47.4 cases per 100,000 people, a huge decrease since last week when the rate was 224.

Fewer than five cases were recorded in Conamara North LEA, while in Conamara South the rate is 23.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with exactly five cases confirmed in the area in the 14 days to March 29.

A total of 92 cases were recorded in the city over the fortnight, with Galway City East LEA accounting for over half of these new cases. The 14-day rate there is now 195.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Galway City West and Galway City Central LEAs both have rates of 67 cases per 100,000 people.

Ballinasloe LEA has the highest rate in Galway with 209 cases per 100,000 (59 confirmed cases), and Tuam LEA’s rate fell to 135.6 in the latest data.

Just 15 new cases were confirmed in Gort-Kinvara LEA, taking its 14 day incidence to 46.8 cases per 100,000 people, while in Athenry-Oranmore, where 61 new cases were recorded, the rate now stands at 185.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The two-week incidence rate nationally when the data was recorded was 164.1 cases per 100,000 people.