New data shows Covid-19 cases still rising in some parts of Cork

New data shows Covid-19 cases still rising in some parts of Cork

Covid-19 cases are still on the rise in some local electoral areas (LEAs) in Cork, according to new data showing the 14-day incidence rate across Ireland.

Covid-19 cases are still on the rise in some local electoral areas (LEAs) in Cork, according to new data showing the 14-day incidence rate across Ireland.

The weekly figures, available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, show case information at a LEA level across Ireland between October 13 and October 26.

It remains to be seen what effect Level Five restrictions will have on the incidence rate in Cork, given the lag period between presenting, testing and diagnosis. 

It shows that the 14-day volume of confirmed cases reported has risen in some LEAs in Cork, when compared with last week when data was reported for the period from October 6 and October 19.

Areas of North Cork in particular have seen increased cases and incidence rates in recent weeks.

Kanturk saw its 60 new cases in the space of two weeks rising from 45 the previous period, while the incidence rate rose from 180.5 to 240.6 per 100,000.

Some 82 new cases have been recorded in Mallow, almost twice as many as the previous weeks, and the incidence rate rose from 161.2 to 281.2.

Fermoy also saw a slight increase in new cases, rising from 66 to 67 while the incidence rate rose from 153.8 to 184.

Staying outside Cork city, other areas also saw an increased number of new cases and higher incidence rates in recent weeks.

Some 120 new cases were reported in Carrigaline at an incidence rate of 341.5 in the period between October 13 and 26, up from 108 cases and 307.3 per 100,00 during the previous period.

Cobh saw its number of new cases rise from 80 to 92 in the two week period, while the incidence rate rose from 234.5 to 269.7 in the same period of time.

In Midleton, the incidence rate for Covid-19 rose from 116.6 to 132, as the LEA recorded 60 new cases.

Meanwhile, some 91 new cases were recorded in Macroom, an increase of 17 on the previous period while the incidence rate also rose to 247 from 198.1.

The Skibbereen - West Cork LEA saw an increase in cases as well, recording 71 new cases in recent weeks.

The incidence rate for the area also rose from 191.5 to 234.5 The Bantry - West Cork LEA was among those to see a reduction in cases and incidence rates, going down from 51 new cases and a rate of 227.4 in early October to 42 new cases at a rate of 187.3 per 100,000 in recent weeks.

The Bandon - Kinsale LEA was another that recorded a reduction in cases, with 60 reported in recent weeks, down from 68 during the previous period. However, the incidence rate in the LEA rose from 139.5 to 161.

Meanwhile, some areas of Cork city recorded increased cases and incidence rates while others saw slight decreases in new cases and rates.

The City South Central LEA saw its In the City South Central LEA, the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 rates per 100,000 population decreased from 804.3 in recent weeks to 625.9 this week, while the number of cases reported in the two weeks up to October 26 reduced from 311 last period to 242.

In the City South-East LEA, the 14-day incidence rate went from 427.7 last period to 425.4 in recent weeks and cases decreased from 183 to 182.

In the City South-West LEA, the two-week case number increased from 196 to 228 and the incidence rate went from 416.6 484.6.

The City North West LEA saw cases rise from 200 to 218 with the incidence rate going from 497.7 to 542.2.

In City North East, the volume of cases reported in the 14-day period decreased from 197 to 196 and the incidence rate went from 467.2 to 464.8.

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