Galway City Central’s COVID rate rises to 3 times national average

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The 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate in the Galway City Central LEA has risen to over 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants this week – three times higher than the national average.

In the two weeks to 26 July, a total of 276 new cases were reported in the Galway City Central area out of its population of 26,702, bringing its two-week incidence rate to 1,033.

Galway City East LEA has the second highest COVID rate in the county with 639 cases per 100,000 people, while Galway City West’s rate now stands at 528.

The rate in Conamara North is 308 cases per 100,000 people with 53 new cases in two weeks, and Conamara South’s rate is 370 (79 new cases).

Both Tuam LEA and Athenry-Oranmore LEA recorded 113 new cases in the fortnight to 26 July, taking their incidence rates to 341 and 344 respectively.

Ballinasloe recorded 80 new cases in two weeks, giving it a rate of 285 cases per 100,000 people, while Loughrea’s rate is now 358 (83 new cases) and Gort-Kinvara’s rate is 255 (60 new cases).