Seven areas in Galway record COVID rates below national average

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A total of 273 new COVID cases were reported in Co. Galway in the two weeks to 12 July, new data shows.

Galway City East had the highest 14-day incidence rate in the county, while the Ballinasloe area recorded the lowest.

All three local electoral areas in Galway City had incidence rates slightly above the national average when the data was taken earlier this week.

The rate in Galway City East was 169 cases per 10,000 people, and Galway City Central and Galway City West had rates of 165 and 154 respectively.

The national incidence rate when the data was taken was 151 cases per 100,000 people.

Conamara North’s rate stands at 76 while Conamara South’s incidence rate is 70.

Sixteen cases were recorded in Gort-Kinvara LEA in the two weeks to 12 July (68 cases per 100,000 people), and Loughrea’s rate stood at 103.

Tuam and Athenry-Oranmore both had two-week incidence rates below 100, with the two electoral areas recording 25 and 26 cases in the 14-day period.

The rate in Tuam LEA was 78 and Athenry-Oranmore LEA’s rate was 76.

Just eight cases were recorded in Ballinasloe LEA, where the 14-day incidence rate was just 28.5 cases per 100,000 people – again the lowest in the county.