Just three of Co. Galway’s ten Local Electoral Areas had 14-day Covid-19 incidence rates of less than 100 cases per 100,000 population over the last two weeks of December, according to the latest data from Ireland’s COVID Data Hub.
Galway City Central LEA had the highest incidence rate over Christmas with over 200 cases per 100,000 people in the two-week period, but this was still lower than the national incidence rate when the data was taken.
The rate in Conamara South LEA, 196.8, was more than double that of Conamara North LEA where the rate was just 75.6 when the data was taken.
Both Galway City West and Galway City East recorded 48 cases over the Christmas period, with 14-day incidence rates of 189.2 and 180.5 respectively.
At the other end of the table, Ballinasloe and Loughrea LEAs had the lowest Covid rates in the county.
When the data was taken, the incidence rate in the Republic of Ireland was 245.6 cases per 100,000 population, but this has since risen to 381.6 while the incidence rate in County Galway now stands at 322.4 cases per 100,000 people.
Yesterday, 116 new cases were reported in Galway by the Department of Health, with the number of cases recorded in the past two weeks rising to 832.
14-day Covid rates per 100k population | Number of cases
- Galway City Central 202.2 | 54 cases
- Conamara South 196.8 | 42 cases
- Galway City West 189.2 | 48 cases
- Galway City East 180.5 | 48 cases
- Gort – Kinvara 178.7 | 42 cases
- Tuam 129.6 | 43 cases
- Athenry – Oranmore 109.6 | 36 cases
- Conamara North 75.6 | 13 cases
- Ballinasloe 74.7 | 21 cases
- Loughrea 73.2 | 17 cases
Data from 15.12.20 to 28.12.20