Tuam has highest COVID rate in Galway for third week

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COVID-19 rates have fallen across Galway again this week, with all ten local electoral areas except Conamara North recording a lower incidence rate than was reported last week.

The rate in Tuam LEA has improved significantly since last Thursday, but it remains the area with the highest rate in the county for the third week, with 629.7 cases per 100,000 people in 14 days – or 209 cases confirmed in two weeks.

At the other end of the table, Conamara South now has a 14-day rate of 196.8 cases per 100,000 people after the rate there halved since last week.

The rate also fell in all three local electoral areas in the city – with Galway City Central recording the highest rate despite seeing improvements on the figures released last week.

Conamara North was the only electoral area in the county to see a slight increase in its rate, going from 250.1 to 279.2 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 48 cases confirmed in the area in the last two weeks of January.

At the time the data was taken, the national incidence rate was 455, but this has since fallen to 397.1 as of last night.

Yesterday’s figures show that overall Galway has a 14-day incidence rate of 374.7 cases per 100,000 people. A total of 967 cases have been reported here in the past fortnight.

14-day Covid rates per 100k population | Number of cases (14 days)
  1. Tuam 629.7 | 209 cases
  2. Gort – Kinvara 519 | 122 cases
  3. Galway City East 594.1 | 158 cases
  4. Galway City Central 441.9 | 118 cases
  5. Ballinasloe 370 | 104 cases
  6. Galway City West 319.3 | 81 cases
  7. Athenry – Oranmore  271.1 | 89 cases
  8. Conamara South 196.8 | 42 cases
  9. Loughrea 245.5 | 57 cases 
  10. Conamara North 279.2 | 48 cases

Data from 19/01/2021 to 01/02/2021