Incidence rate of Covid-19 higher than national average in seven Cork areas

Incidence rate of Covid-19 higher than national average in seven Cork areas

Seven local electoral areas in Cork have incidence rates above the national average. Picture: Denis Minihane

NEW figures show that seven local electoral areas (LEAs) in Cork have recorded 14-day incidence rates of the virus which were above the national average.

According to newly released data from the Covid-19 data hub, which relates to the 14-day period to November 22, the Cork City North West LEA recorded the highest 14-day incidence rate of the virus in Cork at 2,043 per 100,000 population.

The figure is significantly higher than the national average incidence rate of 1,268.4 per 100,000 of the population and a jump from the 14-day incidence recorded by the LEA last week of 1,717.

A total of 821 cases of the virus were reported in the LEA over the same period.

Cork City South West had the second-highest incidence rate of the virus in Cork at 1,615.3 per 100,000 people, recording 760 cases.

It was followed by the Mallow LEA which recorded a 14-day incidence rate of 1,612 per 100,000 people and 470 cases.

Cork City North East had a 14-day incidence rate of 1,536.7 per 100,000 people and reported 648 cases, while the Cobh LEA had an incidence of 1,386.4 per 100,000 of the population with 473 cases.

The Fermoy LEA also recorded a 14-day incidence rate which was above the national average. It recorded 476 cases in the two-week period and an incidence rate of 1,307.5 per 100,000, while the Macroom LEA had an incidence rate of 1,275.6 and reported 470 cases.

The Cork City South East LEA had a 14-day incidence of 1,217.8 per 100,000 and recorded 521 cases while the Midleton LEA, which includes Youghal, had an incidence rate of 1,071.7 and reported 487 cases.

The Cork City South Central LEA also recorded a 14-day incidence rate which was below the national average. It recorded 447 cases in the two-week period and an incidence of 1,156 per 100,000.

There was a drop in the 14-day incidence rate of the virus reported by the Kanturk LEA from 1,139 last week to 1,110.9 this week-below the national average. 277 cases of the virus were reported in the LEA in the two weeks to November 22.

The Carrigaline LEA had an incidence rate of 1070 per 100,000 and reported 376 cases while the Bandon-Kinsale LEA had an incidence of 1,049.1 with 391 cases.

The Skibbereen-West Cork LEA had a 14-day incidence rate of 769.5 with 233 cases and the Bantry-West Cork LEA had an incidence rate of 637.7 per 100,000 population with 143 cases.

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