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Covid levels on the rise in parts of Longford and Roscommon

Dec 10, 2021 08:30 By Shannonside News
Covid levels on the rise in parts of Longford and Roscommon
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The majority of the region is reporting 14 day incidence rates below the national average

Over 3,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Shannonside Northern Sound region over the last two weeks.

New data from the HSE's Covid Hub shows virus transmission stabilising in some counties but spiking in others.

The national Covid-19 incidence rate per 100,000 people currently stands at 1,355.

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The Ballymahon local electoral area has the highest incidence rate in the region this morning at 1,589 and 225 cases over the last fortnight.

Longford's other LEAs are reporting lower numbers, with Longford and Granard well below the national average.

South Roscommon once again has one of the highest incidence rates locally at 1,571 and 314 new cases in two weeks, while Boyle's rate has dropped over the last 7 days.

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The situation is fluctuating in Leitrim this week, with the county having some of the highest and lowest levels among its local electoral areas.

Carrick on Shannon is reporting incidence rates of 1,461 compared to the national average of 1,355, while Manorhamilton MD has one of the lowest rates in the country at 388.

In the Northern Sound Region, levels have stabilised this week, with all municipal districts well below the national average.

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734 new cases of the virus have been detected in Cavan over the last 14 days, with the highest incidence rate in the Ballyjamesduff LEA at 1,027.

Monaghan has some of the lowest levels of virus transmission in the region today, with all local electoral areas holding at an incidence rate in and around 1,000.

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