New data shows Covid-19 incidence has increased in almost every local electoral area in Cork

New data shows Covid-19 incidence has increased in almost every local electoral area in Cork

There's been a significant jump in the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 cases reported in almost every Local Electoral Area (LEA) in Cork in the last week, with the incidence in one city area now almost three times the national average. 

There's been a significant jump in the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 cases reported in almost every Local Electoral Area (LEA) in Cork in the last week, with the incidence in one city area now almost three times the national average. 

The weekly figures, available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, show case information at a LEA level across Ireland between October 6th and October 19th. 

It shows that the 14-day volume of confirmed cases reported has risen in almost every LEA in Cork, when compared with last week when data was reported for the period from September 29th to October 12th. 

In the Cork South Central LEA, the 14-day incidence of Covid-19 rates per 100,000 population jumped from 566.4 last week to 804.3 this week, while the number of cases reported in the two weeks up to October 19th soared from 219 last week to 311. 

The figure is almost three times the national rate of 279.3 per 100,000 people. 

In the Cork South-East LEA,  the 14-day incidence rate went from 231.4 last week to 427.7 and cases jumped from 99 to 183.

In the Cork South-West LEA, the two-week case number increased from 119 last week to 196 and the incidence rate went from 252.2 to 416.6.

The Cork North West LEA saw cases rise from 103 to 200 with the incidence rate going from 256.3 to 497.7. 

In Cork North East, the volume of cases reported in the 14-day period rose from 126 last week to 197 and the incidence rate went from 298.8 to 467.2.

Beyond the city, Carrigaline has seen a large increase in the number of fortnightly cases being reported rising from 61 last week to 108 and the incidence rate jumping from 173.6 to 307.3. 

Macroom went from 38 cases to 73 with the incidence rate going from 103.1 to 198.1. 

Cobh had 80 confirmed cases compared to 47 in the last cycle with the incidence rate jumping from 140.7 to 234.5.

Skibbereen-West Cork also saw a substantial increase in the number of cases being reported with cases rising from 33 last week to 58 this week and the incidence rate jumping from 109 to 191.5. 

Bandon-Kinsale and Fermoy both had slight increases in the 14-day number of cases being reported with 68 cases in Bandon-Kinsale up from 52 and the incidence rate rising to 182.5 from 139.5.

In Fermoy, cases went from 56 to 66 with the incidence rate increasing from 143.1 to 153.8.

Midleton was the only area that saw a decline in cases with a drop from 56 to 53 and the 14-day incidence rate going from 123.3 to 116.6.

Kanturk and Mallow, which last week both had reported that 20 cases had been reported in the previous two week period, have 45 and 47 respectively.

The incidence rate in Kanturk increased from 80.2 to 180.5 and in Mallow, it went from 66.6 to 161.2. 

Bantry-West Cork saw the 14-day case number rise from 21 last week to 51 this week with the incidence rate rising from 93.6 to 227.4.

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