Sunday , January 24 2021

How is Covid-19 spreading in your place?

The Letterkenny constituency in Co Donegal has the highest 14-day coronavirus outbreak rate in the state, as rates in Border County are still significantly higher than the national average.

A 14-day rate per 100,000 population is a useful measure of virus spread, and rate data in each of the 166 local constituencies are regularly updated on the government’s Covid-19 data center.

Letterkenny has a 14-day incidence of 288.7, falling from more than 300 a week ago. The latest figures show a 14-day incidence rate of the disease until November 30th.

The national virus incidence rate is 87 cases per 100,000 population, and after six weeks of locking, the country has one of the lowest Covid-19 rates in Europe.

The local constituency of Carndonagh in Co Donegal currently has the second highest incidence rate with 271.2.

The third highest rate is Dundalk-Carlingford in Co Louth (257.8), followed by two constituencies, Donegal Milford (254.2) and Buncran (250.4).

Of the 10 local constituencies with the highest Covid-19 rates, five are located in Co Donegal. Other local constituencies are Cork City South (243.1), Claremorris in Co Mayo (232.1), and Piltown (215.5) and Callan-Thomastown (201.1) in Kilkenny.

Other areas with high coronavirus rates are also included; Adare-Rathkeale, Co Limerick, which recorded a 14-day incidence of 198.5, Dundalk South in Co Louth (194.2), Longford (174.5), Drogheda Rural, Co Louth (167.8) and Laytown- Bettystown, Co Meath (164.1).


In Dublin, Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart, in the west of the county, had the highest incidence rate of 167.1. Pandemic data show higher Covid-19 rates in the north and west of the capital, and lower in southern Dublin.

The Ballymun-Finglas local constituency had the second highest frequency (150.9), followed by the Northeast Inner City (141.5).

The Glencullen-Sandyford local constituency in southern Dublin had the lowest incidence in the capital with 49.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Blackrock had the second lowest frequency with 62.3, followed by the local constituency Rush-Lusk with 63.4.

Seventeen local constituencies recorded fewer than five confirmed Covid-19 cases over a 14-day period, including: Connemara, Co Galway; Dungarvan, Co Waterford; Westport, Co Mayo; Bantry West, Co Cork; Ballymahon, Co Longford; Ballinamore, Co Leitrim; and Cahir, Co Tipperary.

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