There’s been a significant rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 being reported in almost every single Local Electoral Area (LEA) in Cork, with new figures showing that the 14-day incidence of new cases has more than doubled in some areas.
The figures, available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, show case information at a LEA level across Ireland between September 25th and October 5th.
According to the figures, the Cork City South Central LEA has the highest 14-day Covid-19 incidence per 100,000 people at 240.5.
The figures are significantly higher than the 14-day national Covid-19 incidence of 116.4 and more than double the 14-day incidence reported for the LEA last week (111.2).
In terms of case numbers, 93 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the area in the 14-days up to October 5th.
In last week’s report, which included 14-day data up to September 28, 43 cases had been reported in the same area.
COVID-19 Data Hub Local Electoral Area map has been updated to show 14-day incidence rates from 22/09/2020 to 5/10/2020. Great collaborative effort to provide this with @hselive @airo_mu @csoireland @esriireland @roinnslainte @OrdnanceIreland https://t.co/Joxbi0NEOs pic.twitter.com/iXgEkUCw5R— HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) (@hpscireland) October 8, 2020
The Cork City South Central LEA was not the only part of Cork which reported a 14-day Covid-19 incidence which was higher than the national incidence.
The Cork City South West, Cork City North East, Fermoy, Cork City North West and the Cobh LEAs all also reported a 14-day Covid incidence rate which was higher than 116.4 per 100,000 people.
In Cork City South West, 90 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the two week period, with the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 cases standing at 191.3.
In Cork City North East, 73 cases were reported and the incidence rate there was 173.1.
Fermoy had the next highest incidence of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people at 131.8.
Forty-eight cases were reported there in the two week period.
Fifty-one cases were reported in the Cork City North West area where the incidence was 126.9.
In Cobh, 41 cases were reported in the 14 days from September 25th to October 5th, with the incidence there standing at 120.2.
Both Midleton and the Carrigaline LEAs both reported a Covid-19 incidence per 100,000 of more than 100, although still lower than the national rate.
Fifty Covid-19 cases were reported in Midleton in the two week period where the incidence of cases was 110.
In Carrigaline, 37 Covid-19 cases were reported in the same period where the incidence was 105.3 per 100,000 people.
Forty cases of Covid-19 were reported in the Cork City South East LEA where the incidence was 93.5.
Twenty-five cases of Covid-19 were reported in the Macroom area where the incidence was 67.9, up from an incidence of 51.6 last week.
Fifteen cases were reported in the Mallow LEA and the 14-day incidence of cases there is 51.4, which is a slight reduction on last week when the reported incidence there was 54.9.
Amongst the parts of Cork with the lowest incidence of Covid-19 cases are the Skibbereen-West Cork LEA and the Bandon-Kinsale LEA which both reported a 14-day incidence of 42.9.
Thirteen cases of Covid-19 had been reported in the Skibbereen-West Cork LEA in the two-week period with 16 cases reported in the Bandon-Kinsale LEA.
Two parts of Cork are continuing to report less than five cases of Covid-19 this week namely; the Bantry-West Cork LEA and the Kanturk LEA.