Just three Galway areas with COVID rates above national average

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The seven Local Electoral Areas in Co. Galway outside of the city have 14-day COVID rates below the national average.

The latest data shows Ballinalsoe LEA has the lowest rate in the county with just 96 cases per 100,00 people – or 26 cases in the area in 14 days.

Conamara North has a rate of 169 (29 confirmed cases in two weeks) and Conamara South’s rate now stands at 173 after 36 cases were reported in the area.

Galway City Central has the county’s highest rate at 637, followed by Gawlay City East (429) and Galway City West (335).

Forty-eight cases were reported in Loughrea LEA, taking its incidence to 207 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and Gort-Kinvara’s rate is now 128 (30 new cases).

The two-week incidence rate in Athenry-Oranmore LEA is now 210 and in Tuam LEA it stands at 163.

When the data was taken during the week, the national incidence rate was 246 cases per 100,000 people.