Most Galway areas record COVID rates below national average

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As the Omicron variant sweeps across the country, most of Galway’s local electoral areas (LEAs) have recorded incidence rates below the national average this week.

Galway City East LEA still has the highest 14-day rate at 1,466 cases per 100,000 people (390 new cases), while Galway City Central’s rate fell slightly to 1,438 (384 cases).

When the data was taken on 20 December, the 14-day incidence rate in the Republic was 1,344 cases per 100,000 people.

Galway City West’s rate also decreased in the two weeks to 20 December, with 1,238 cases per 100,000 people (314 new cases).

The rate in Athenry-Oranmore is 1,051 (345 cases) and Loughrea’s rate now stands at 1,085 (252).

Conamara North has the lowest rate in the county at 884 (152 cases), while Conamara South’s rate is slightly higher at 1,111 (237).

Tuam LEA has the second lowest rate in Co. Galway, with 886 cases per 100,000 people (294 cases in two weeks.)

Gort-Kinvara recorded a two-week incidence rate of 1,076 (253) and Ballinasloe’s rate is now 914 (257).