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Carndonagh in Donegal and Claremorris in Mayo have highest rates
In Dublin, Balbriggan recorded the highest incidence rate at 216. The lowest incidence rate was found in the Ballyfermot/Drimnagh area at 43.4
The 14-day rate per 100,000 population is a measure of how the virus is spreading, and the Government tracks it across the country’s 166 local electoral areas.
The figures, from the first two weeks of December, show that the prevalence of the virus is increasing. The 14-day rate across the Republic is 84.7 per 100,000 population, up from the 80.2 per 100,000 the previous week. Search the table in this story to see the rate in your local area. If you are reading this in The Irish Times app, go here.
In Carndonagh the rate stands at 795.8 per 100,000 population, up from 518.7 per 100,000 last week, according to updated figures from the Government’s data hub.
This is followed by Muinebeag in Co Carlow, which recorded a figure of 326.3 per 100,000.
Milford in Co Donegal (275.9), Buncrana in Co Donegal (272.7), Kilkenny (259.1), Longford (236.8) and Adare/Rathkeale in Co Limerick (231) make up the rest of the top 10 local electoral areas with the highest rates of Covid-19 per population.
Twenty-six local electoral areas recorded a 14-day incidence rate of 0, which occurs when fewer than five cases are recorded, including Roscrea/Templemore in Co Tipperary, Kinnegad in Co Westmeath, Nenagh in Co Tipperary, Kanturk in Co Cork and Belmullet in Co Mayo.