There has been a significant rise in the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in many parts of Cork, with three areas now reporting incidence rates of more than 100 per 100,000 people.
The new data, which is available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, shows case information at a Local Electoral Area (LEA) level across Ireland between September 15 and September 28.
According to the latest data, the Cork City South West, Cork City North East and Cork City South Central LEAs now have the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 people.
It shows 69 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Cork South West LEA in the past 14 days, with a rate of 146.7 per 100,000 people, significantly higher than the national rate of 88.2 per 100,000 people.
Last week the 14-day incidence in the same area was 59.5 per 100,000 people.
Fifty cases were reported in the Cork North East LEA in the past 14 days with a rate of 118.6 per 100,000 people. Between September 8 - 21 there were 24 cases reported in this area.
Cork City South Central had 43 confirmed cases within the time period and has a rate of 111.2 per 100,00 people, whereas between September 8 -21, 16 cases had been reported here with an incidence of 41.4.
Thirty cases were reported in the Cobh electoral area in the 14 day period which has an incidence rate of 87.9 per 100,000 people- more than double the rate reported last week.
A total of 34 cases were reported in the Cork South-East ward while the 14-day incidence rate there was 79.5 per 100,000 people.
There were 26 cases in the Fermoy LEA within the two-week window, with a rate of 71.4 per 100k, compared to a rate of 49.4 last week.
Last week, four LEAs in Cork had reported less than five cases in the previous 14 days namely Skibbereen-West Cork, Bantry-West Cork, Carrigaline and Kanturk LEAs.
However, this week just two areas reported less than five cases namely Bantry-west Cork and Kanturk.
There were 22 cases reported in the Carrigaline LEA in the two week period giving it an incidence rate of 62.6 per 100,000 people.
Six cases were reported in Skibbereen-West Cork with a rate of 19.8 per 100,000 people.
A total of 27 case were reported in the Midleton LEA in the 14-day period with a rate of 59.4, Mallow had 16 cases and a rate of 54.9, Macroom had 19 cases and a rate of 51.6 per 100,000 people while the Bandon-Kinsale LEA had 10 cases and a rate of 26.8 per 100,000 compared to nine cases in the 14 day period from 8 - 21 September.