Four local areas see increase in 14-day COVID rate

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The 14-day rate of Covid-19 has fallen in Galway city again this week with just 37 cases reported in the city’s three Local Electoral Areas over the past 14 days.

New data released this evening shows that Loughrea LEA, which already had the highest 14-day rate in the county, now has 133.5 cases per 100,000 population, with 31 cases in two weeks.

Tuam LEA and Ballinasloe LEA also saw an increase in their 14-day incidence rate since last week.

Tuam has gone from being the LEA with the third lowest rate in Galway last week to now having the second highest. The rate there doubled in seven days, and the LEA now has 75.3 cases per 100,000 (25 cases in 14 days).

Ballinasloe LEA now has 67.6 cases per 100,000 people (19 cases in 14 days) but both LEAs in Conamara recorded fewer than five cases in the fourteen days to 7 December.

There was a decrease in the 14-day incidence rate in Gort, Athenry-Oranmore, Galway City Central and Galway City West LEAs, while Galway City East saw a slight increase in its rate.

14-day COVID-19 incidence rates in Galway LEAs

  1. Loughrea: 133.5 cases per 100k | 31 cases
  2. Tuam:  75.3 | 25 cases
  3. Ballinasloe: 67.6 | 19 cases
  4. Galway City Central: 52.4 | 14 cases
  5. Athenry – Oranmore 51.8 | 17 cases
  6. Galway City East: 48.9 | 13 cases 
  7. Galway City West: 39.4 | 10 cases
  8. Gort – Kinvara: 38.3 | 9 cases
  9. Conamara South: Less than 5
  10. Conamara North: Less than 5

Data is from 24/11/2020 to 07/12/2020