After recording the highest 14-day incidence rate in Ireland for three weeks, Galway City Central LEA’s COVID rate has fallen by over 50% since last week, to 325.8 cases per 100,000 people.
A total of 87 cases were confirmed in the local electoral area in the two weeks to March 8, down from 205 cases which were confirmed there in the last two weeks of February.
Elsewhere in the city, Galway City West now has a rate of 177.4 cases per 100,000 people and in Galway City East the rate is now 184.2 cases per 100,000 population.
In Conamara North, there were just eight cases confirmed over the two week period and in Conamara South, 15 cases were reported. This gives the Conamara LEAs rates of 46.5 and 70.3 respectively – both well below the national average.
A total of 27 cases were confirmed in Tuam, where the incidence rate is now 81.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while it is 231.2 in Ballinasloe, 168 in Loughrea, 29.8 in Gort-Kinvara and 70.1 in Athenry-Oranmore.
The national incidence rate for the two weeks to March 8 was 161.3 cases per 100,000 people.