Three Galway areas record increase in COVID rates

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GALWAY DAILY NEWS galway covid rates september 2021

Seven of Galway’s ten local electoral areas have lower 14-day COVID rates this week compared to last week, with only three areas recording increases in the latest data.

Galway City Centeal, Athenry-Oranmore, and Ballinasloe recorded a higher incidence rates when the data was taken earlier this week, but the rate fell in every other area in the county.

Galway City Central LEA’s rate increased slightly to 416, while Athenry-Oranmore and Ballinasloe recorded rates of 195 and 217 cases per 100,000 people respectively.

Galway City East again has the highest incidence rate in the county, but it fell from 590 to 519 cases per 100,000 people (138 new cases in two weeks).

Conamara North’s rate was 233 with 40 new cases in 14 days, while Tuam’s rate fell again this week to 410 (136 cases).

Elsewhere in the city, Galway City West’s rate decreased further to 209 cases per 100,000 people (53 new cases).

Just 30 cases were recorded in the two weeks to 27 September in Conamara South LEA, giving it a two-week COVID rate of 141.

Gort-Kinvara’s rate fell to 174 (41 new cases) and Loughrea LEA again has the lowest COVID rate in the county this week at 125 cases per 100,000 people.