Parts of Dublin have highest rates of Covid-19 in the country

Five of county’s local electoral areas among State’s 10 worst affected

The national average is now 1,316 per 100,000 for the 14 days prior to Monday, November 29th. Photograph: iStock

The national average is now 1,316 per 100,000 for the 14 days prior to Monday, November 29th. Photograph: iStock

 

Parts of Dublin now have the highest rates of Covid-19 in the State with five of the worst 10 affected areas within the county.

Donaghmede on the northside has the highest rate of Covid-19 of any local electoral area (LEA) with a 14-day incidence rate of 2,185 per 100,000 of the population.

The national average is now 1,316 per 100,000 for the 14 days prior to this Monday November 29th.

Rush-Lusk (2,053), Swords (1,921), Ongar (1,909) Blanchardstown-Mulhuddard (1,847) are also in the top 10 as is the adjacent LEA of Laytown-Bettystown in Co Meath (1,880).

The second worst affected LEA in the country is Mullingar, Co Westmeath (2,107). Others in the top 10 worst affected areas are Portlaw/Kilmacthomas in Co Waterford (2,056), Cork City North West (2,038) and Callan/Thomastown in Co Kilkenny (1,952).

Carlow, though is currently the worst affected county in the State with a 14 day incidence rate of 1,983.1 per 100,000, followed by Westmeath (1,859.9) and Longford (1,710.2).

The LEA with the lowest rate of Covid-19 in the country is Manorhamilton in Co Leitrim which a month ago had one of the highest rates.

It has a 14 day incidence rate of 573 per 100,000. Two weeks previously it had a rate of 1,829 per 100,000. In sparsely populated areas, a small number of outbreaks can skew the figures. Its population is just 10,821.

Adara/Rathkeale in Co Limerick (646.0), Corca Dhuibhne in Co Kerry (649.0) and Bantry West in Co Cork (678.0) were the other LEAs with the lowest numbers in the country.