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Galway has Ireland’s 2nd lowest COVID incidence rate

Galway now has the second lowest 14-day incidence rate for new COVID-19 cases in the country according to the latest figures.

As of Friday evening, where there were six new COVID-19 cases reported here, the incidence in Galway stood at 66.3 cases per 100,000 population, with 171 cases in the past two weeks.

The only county with a lower incidence rate is Wexford, which stands at 42.1 cases per 100,000 pop. Galway is also coming in well under the overall national incidence rate of 113.1.

Though health officials have presented a stark warning about a rise in cases nationwide seen in the past week or so as we entered the second half of this six week lockdown, Galway has had a better picture overall.

Though October saw daily cases in Galway spike sharply, since the start of the month those number have levelled off again, with Galway at the lower end of the scale nationally, as it was during the early months of the pandemic.

Donegal has the highest incidence rate in the country at 266.3 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Limerick (217), Louth (186.2), and Waterford (161)

Though Dublin has by far the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases, it sits roughly a third of the way down the list in terms of cases compared to population, with an incidence rate of 119 cases per 100,000 population.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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