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Longford town M.D records highest number of local Covid cases in final fortnight of March

Apr 5, 2022 13:04 By Shannonside News
Longford town M.D records highest number of local Covid cases in final fortnight of March Longford town M.D records highest number of local Covid cases in final fortnight of March
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The surge in cases is linked to the four day weekend enjoyed around March 17th.

Longford town's LEA recorded the highest incidence rate in the Shannonside region for the final two weeks of March.

Over 2700 cases of the virus were recorded in electoral areas across the region between the 15th and 28th of March.

The latest data from the HPSC shows a significant spike in Covid cases in all areas across the country in the two weeks after St Patrick's day.

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In the Shannonside region, 866 Covid cases were recorded in Longford' in the same two week period - including over 400 in the Longford town LEA - 237 in the Ballymahon M.D and 205 in the Granard Municipal District.

In Roscommon, almost 1300 cases of Covid were recorded in the fortnight between March 15th and the 28th.

545 cases were notified to health authorities in the Roscommon LEA, as well as 465 in the Boyle Municipal District and 271 in the Athlone M.D.

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In County Leitrim, 644 cases were recorded between the 15th of March and the 28th of last month.

The Carrick on Shannon LEA represented almost half of the cases recorded, 297,  with its incidence rate the highest in the county at 2614, well above the national average at 1871.

186 cases were recorded in Ballinamore's M.D  in the same two week period.

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A full breakdown of the cases per Local Electoral Area is below:

LEITRIM:

LEA: Manorhamilton LEA-6, County Leitrim

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COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 161
LEA rate per 100k pop: 1487.8
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

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Total Population of Manorhamilton LEA-6: 10,821

LEA: Ballinamore-lea-6, County Leitrim

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 186
LEA rate per 100k pop: 1886
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Ballinamore-lea-6: 9,862

LEA: Carrick-on-shannon LEA-6, County Leitrim

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 297
LEA rate per 100k pop: 2614.2
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Carrick-on-shannon LEA-6: 11,361

LONGFORD:

LEA: Ballymahon LEA-6, County Longford

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 237
LEA rate per 100k pop: 1674.6
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Ballymahon LEA-6: 14,153

LEA: Longford LEA-7, County Longford

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 424
LEA rate per 100k pop: 2642.4
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Longford LEA-7: 16,046

LEA: Granard LEA-5, County Longford

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 205
LEA rate per 100k pop: 1920.6
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Granard LEA-5: 10,674

ROSCOMMON

LEA: Boyle LEA-6, County Roscommon

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 465
LEA rate per 100k pop: 2130
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Boyle LEA-6: 21,831

LEA: Roscommon LEA-6, County Roscommon

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 545
LEA rate per 100k pop: 2397.3
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Roscommon LEA-6: 22,734

LEA: Athlone LEA-6, County Roscommon

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 271
LEA rate per 100k pop: 1356.4
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Athlone LEA-6: 19,979

LEA: Athlone LEA-5, County Westmeath

COVID-19 - 14 Day Profile

15/03/22 to 28/03/22

Confirmed Cases in LEA: 265
LEA rate per 100k pop: 1167.8
R. of Ireland rate per 100k pop: 1,871.1

Total Population of Athlone LEA-5: 22,692

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