The 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate has risen in four local electoral areas in County Galway, according to new data released yesterday evening.
Galway City East LEA now has the highest rate in the county, with 90.2 cases per 100,000 population in fourteen days, up from 48 last week.
The rate has also risen slightly in Connemara, with both local electoral areas there recording six cases in the two weeks to 14 December.
The 14-day rate in Galway City West remains steady but increased slightly to 43.4 with 11 cases in two weeks, while the rate in Galway City Central is also roughly the same as last week.
Gort- Kinvara LEA has the lowest Covid rate in the county, with fewer than five cases recorded in the LEA in the first two weeks of December.
When the data was recorded, the national incidence rate was 84.7, meaning just one LEA in County Galway has a higher rate than the national average.
The 14-day incidence rate for Galway as a whole is now 50.4 cases per 100,000 population, according to yesterday’s statement from NPHET.
14-day COVID-19 incidence rates in Galway LEAs
- Galway City East: 90.2 | 24 cases
- Tuam: 66.3 | 22 cases
- Loughrea: 64.6 cases per 100k | 15 cases
- Galway City Central: 48.7 | 13 cases
- Ballinasloe: 46.2 | 13 cases
- Galway City West: 43.4 | 11 cases
- Athenry – Oranmore 30.5 | 10 cases
- Conamara North: 34.9 | 6 cases
- Conamara South: 28.1 | 6 cases
- Gort – Kinvara: <5 | <5 cases
Data from 01/12/2020 to 14/12/2020