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Four local areas among worst hit nationwide with new Covid cases

Aug 20, 2021 13:08 By Shannonside News
Four local areas among worst hit nationwide with new Covid cases Four local areas among worst hit nationwide with new Covid cases
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The Boyle LEA has some of the highest rates of virus transmission nationwide.

Four Local Electoral Areas across the Shannonside Northern Sound region are among the ten worst affected areas in the country in terms of new Covid-19 cases.

These LEAs have an incidence rate that is more than double the national average.

The national 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 in the period leading up to the 16th of August is 494.

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Ballybay-Clones is the second-worst affected area in the country, with an incidence rate more than treble the national average at 1,542.

Bailieborough-Cootehill takes the third spot, with case rates of 1,434.

Another Northern Sound region comes fourth, with the Monaghan LEA registering an incidence rate of 1,414.

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Boyle is also in the top ten worst-affected regions, with a rate more than double the national average, at 1,113.

Elsewhere in the Northern Sound region, Carrickmacross-Castleblayey has an incidence rate of 709.

The Ballyjamesduff and the Cavan-Belturbet LEAs are also above the national average, with rates of 779 and 728 respectively.

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Meanwhile, in Co Leitrim, Manorhamilton is slightly above the national average with a 14-day rate of 481.

Ballinamore and Carrick-on-Shannon have incidence rates of 426 and 361.

Elsewhere, the Roscommon LEA has an incidence rate of 691, while Athlone is below the national average at 340.

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In Co Longford, Granard has case rates of 609, while the Longford and Ballymahon LEAs are below the national average, with rates of 318 and 226 respectively.

The worst affected area nationwide is Cardonagh in Co Donegal, with an incidence rate more than five times the national average at 2,558.

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