North Roscommon has highest Covid incidence rate in Shannonside region

North Roscommon has recorded the highest incident rate of Covid in the Shannonside region in the last two weeks.

230 cases have been recorded in the Boyle electoral area in the last fortnight – resulting in an incidence rate of 1053 per 100,000.

The rate of Covid in County Roscommon remains much higher than other areas in the Shannonside region – despite a reduction in daily case numbers.

Between the 5th of January and the 18th of this month, Roscommon Town has recorded more cases than Boyle at 239- but its incidence rate is just below that of Boyle at 1051.

Athlone’s Covid rate is 565 – after 113 cases in the last fortnight.

Leitrim’s Covid figures have dropped notably in the last fortnight – with 65 cases recorded in the Ballinamore M.D in the last 14 days – 51 in Carrick-on-Shannon and 57 in Manorhamilton’s electoral area.

Ballinamore’s incidence rate is the highest in the county at 659 per 100,000

Longford town and the south of Longford remain the areas with the highest Covid incidence rates in the last two weeks.

113 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in the Longford town MD and it has an incidence rate of 704 with 106 in Ballymahon electoral area between the 5th and 18th of January resulting in a rate of 749.

58 cases were also confirmed in the Granard M.D.