Galway City East records highest COVID rate in county

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A total of 94 cases were recorded in Galway city in the two weeks to April 5, with Galway City East LEA accounting for over half of the new cases.

The 14-day incidence rate in Galway City East is now 188 cases per 100,000 people, while Galway City West and Galway City Central LEAs have rates of 63.1 and 104.9 respectively.

The two local electoral areas in Connemara along with Loughrea have again recorded the lowest incidence rates in the county.

New data shows that the two-week incidence rate in Loughrea LEA has fallen to just 34.5 cases per 100,000 people, a huge decrease from two weeks ago 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 April 5.

Ballinasloe LEA has the second highest rate in Galway with 153 cases per 100,000 (45 confirmed cases), and Tuam LEA’s rate fell to 75.3 in the latest data.

Twenty-one new cases were confirmed in Gort-Kinvara LEA, taking its 14 day incidence to 89.3 cases per 100,000 people, while in Athenry-Oranmore, where 19 new cases were recorded, the rate has decreased to just 57.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The two-week incidence rate nationally when the data was recorded on 5 April was 157,1 cases per 100,000 people.