Friday, June 19, 2020

There have been more than twice as many cases of Covid-19 recorded in Belmullet than Ballina, and more than five times as many cases of Covid-19 recorded in Ballyhaunis than in Claremorris just eleven miles up the road.
Those are just some of the standout figures in new information that has been made available about the spread of the pandemic throughout Co Mayo.
A new website launched by the Department of Health this week gives specific information on Covid-19 cases around Mayo, dividing up the county by electoral area.
Belmullet has had 59 confirmed cases with another 16 recorded on the Mullet peninsula. Ballyhaunis has also seen a particularly high number with 43 cases while the 48 confirmed outbreaks in Kilmeena and Newport dwarfs the 19 cases in Westport’s urban and rural electoral divisions.
Killala has registered 14 confirmed cases which is double that of Ballinrobe.
The website provides up-to-date information, including the number of daily cases, deaths, number of people in hospital and ICU, and a daily update on testing figures.
According to data from Tuesday, June 16, there have been 571 confirmed cases in Co Mayo, with no recorded increase since May 28.
Many areas in the county fall into the less than five category and for confidentiality reasons, isolated cases are listed as ‘less than 5’.

Belmullet – 59
Castlebar (urban) – 53
Kilmeena/Newport – 48
Ballyhaunis – 43
Ballina (urban) – 26
Killala – 14
Westport (and hinterland) – 13
Charlestown (and hinterland) – 12
Swinford – 10
Claremorris – 8
Ballinrobe – 7
Foxford – 5

To find out the cases in your own area, visit here

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