Galway City Central has highest COVID rate in Ireland for third week

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Galway City Central LEA has the highest 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate in the Republic for the third week, despite the rate there falling by around 40% in just seven days.

In the last two weeks of February there were 205 confirmed cases in the local electoral area, giving it a 14-day COVID rate of 767.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Last week’s data showed the 14-day rate in Galway City Central LEA was 1,292 cases per 100,000 population.

Elsewhere in the city, Galway City West now has a rate of 205 cases per 100,000 people and in Galway City East the rate is now 368.5 cases per 100,000 population.

In Conamara North, there were 16 cases confirmed over the two week period and in Conamara South, 24 cases were reported. This gives the Conamara LEAs rates of 93.1 and 112.5 respectively.

A total of 37 cases were confirmed in Tuam, where the incidence rate is now 111.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while it is 323.7 in Ballinasloe, 193.8 in Loughrea, 68.1 in Gort-Kinvara and 82.2 in Athenry-Oranmore.

The national incidence rate for the final two weeks of February was 201.2 cases per 100,000 people. This has fallen to 190 as of yesterday.