Galway City East continues to record highest COVID rate in county

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Galway City East’s 14-day COVID rate has increased slightly since last week, with the local electoral area continuing to record the highest incidence in the county.

A total of 51 new cases of the virus were reported in Galway City East LEA between 30 March and 12 April, taking its two-week COVID rate to 191.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Elsewhere in the city, the rates are lower, with the local electoral area in Galway City West recording an incidence of 63.1 cases per 100,000 people, while Galway City Central’s rate remains the same as last week at 104.9.

The latest breakdown shows that the two electoral areas in Connemara have the lowest rates of the disease in Co. Galway.

Both Conamara North and Conamara South LEAs recorded fewer than five COVID-19 cases in the two-week period to April 12.

In Tuam, 44 cases were confirmed taking its rate to 132.6, and Athenry-Oranmore’s rate fell again to 36.5 – with just 19 cases reported there.

Thirty-five cases were reported in Ballinasloe where the rate is now 124.5 cases per 100,000 population, while Loughrea recorded just five new cases in two weeks.

In Gort-Kinvara LEA, the 14-day incidence rate now stands at 80.8 cases per 100,000 people after 19 people were diagnosed with the disease.

When the data was recorded, the national 14-day incidence rate was 131.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This has since fallen to 122.6 as of midnight on Wednesday.