The Fermoy, Cork City South West, and the Skibbereen-West Cork local electoral areas (LEAs) have the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 population in the county, according to new data published over the weekend.
The data, which is available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, shows case information at a Local Electoral Area level across Ireland between September 1st and September 14th.
It shows that nine cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Fermoy LEA in the 14 day period giving an incidence of 24.7 cases per 100,000 people.
Ten cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Cork City South West LEA in this period, giving a 14-day incidence of 21.3 per 100,000 people, while five cases were confirmed in the Skibbereen-West Cork LEA with a 14-day incidence of 16.5 per 100,000 population.
In the Cork City South Central LEA, six cases were reported in the 14-day period with an incidence of 15.5, while in the Cobh LEA five cases were reported with an incidence of 14.7.
Elsewhere in Cork, less than five cases were reported in the 14 day period in the Cork City North West LEA, the Cork City South East LEA, the Cork City North East LEA, Bantry-West Cork, Macroom, Bandon-Kinsale, Carrigaline, Midleton, Mallow and Kanturk LEAs.
There was no 14-day incidence available for these areas.
It comes as latest data shows that more than 1,750 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork since the beginning of the pandemic with 36 cases reported in Cork last night.
Announcing details of the publication of the new data at the weekend, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD said: “I understand that people really want to know more detailed information about this virus, how it is affecting their communities, and those around the country as a whole. The Covid-19 Data Hub now offers regularly updated Local Electoral Area data in order to fulfil this very real desire that is out there for transparency around this virus and its impact. Transparency is a key cornerstone of Ireland’s response to this pandemic. At this crucial time, it matters more than ever.”
He concluded: “I would like to commend the tireless commitment of those behind the scenes working on bringing timely, localised information to the general public at this critical time for public health surveillance. Thanks to them, compared to other countries, Ireland ranks highly in terms of the level of localised data on offer to the public.”