Updated data shows shift in which parts of Cork have the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19

Updated data shows shift in which parts of Cork have the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19

A Covid-19 sign at Washington Street in Cork.

The Cork City South West, Cork City North East and Fermoy Local Electoral Areas have the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 population in the county, according to new figures.

The new data, which is available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, shows case information at a Local Electoral Area level across Ireland between September 8 and September 21.

This information was made public for the first time last week and at that time showed that Fermoy, Cork City South West, and the Skibbereen-West Cork LEAs had the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 population in the county.

However, the latest data shows there has been a shift in the areas which are reporting the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 population, and the figure has more than doubled in some areas.

Twenty-eight cases of Covid-19 were reported in the Cork City South West LEA in the 14 day period up to September 21st, giving a 14-day incidence of 59.5 per 100,000 people. Last week the incidence in the same LEA was 21.3.

Twenty-four cases were reported in the Cork City North East LEA with a 14-day incidence of 56.9, while 18 cases were reported in the Fermoy LEA with a case incidence of 49.4 - up from 24.7 last week.

Nineteen cases were reported in the Cork City South East LEA with a 14-day incidence of 44.4 per 100,000 people, while 16 cases were reported in the Cork South Central LEA with an incidence of 41.4.

Thirteen cases were reported in the Cobh LEA with an incidence of 38.1, eight cases were reported in the Mallow LEA with a case incidence of 27.4, nine cases were reported in the Macroom LEA with an incidence of 24.4 and nine cases were reported on the Bandon-Kinsale LEA with a case incidence of 24.1.

Nine cases were also reported in the Midleton LEA with a case incidence of 19.8 per 100,000 people while seven cases were reported in the Cork City North West LEA with an incidence of 17.4.

Last week, ten LEAs in Cork had reported less than five cases in the previous 14 days, but this week just four areas reported less than five cases in the two week to September 21st.

The Skibbereen-West Cork LEA, which last week had one of the highest 14-day incidence rates of Covid-19, has reported less than five cases in the 14-day period.

Less than five cases have been reported in the Bantry-West Cork, Carrigaline and Kanturk LEAs in the 14 days to September 21st.

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