Thursday, March 24, 2022

All but two Local Electoral Areas in Mayo have a Covid-19 rate above the national average.

Meanwhile,  Co Sligo has the highest incidence rate in the country.

Sligo’s 14-day incidence rate stood at 2,468.9 per 100,000, according to the latest data.

The Local Electoral Areas of Sligo-Strandhill and Drumcliff in Sligo have emerged as having the highest national incidence rate of the virus.

The Sligo-Strandhill local electoral area had an incidence rate of 2,600 confirmed PCR cases per 100,000. This was followed by Drumcliff while Ballymote-Tubbercurry also featured in the top 10.

The 14-day incidence rate for Co Mayo was 1,700.3. All but two Local Electoral Areas in Mayo had an incidence rate that was above the national average of 1,188.5 per 100,000.

Westport has the highest 14-day incidence rate in the county at 1583.4 with 291 new confirmed cases of the virus over past 14 days.

Castlebar follows closely behind with an incidence rate of 1543.7 per 100,000. The Castlebar LEA saw 463 new cases.

Ballina has a current 14-Day Incidence Rate of 1409.8 per 100k of the population.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Ballina LEA over the 14-Day period was 354.

Swinford has a 14-Day rate of 1272.7 with 220 new cases.

The Claremorris LEA recorded 315 new cases but still falls below the national average with a 14-day incidence rate of 1160.6.

The Belmullet LEA has the lowest 14-day incidence rate in the county at 793.7 following 100 new cases.






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