Boyle L.E.A. incidence rate goes from lowest to highest

The latest key Covid-19 14 day incidence rates for Ireland were released last night (Thursday 6th), and they show that the Boyle L.E.A. (Local Electoral Area) has gone from having the lowest incidence rate in the county to the having the highest, in a two week period.

The rate in the Boyle L.E.A. is now 114.5 per 100,000 population. The national average is 134.1

There have been 25 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Boyle Electoral Area during the 14 day period from April 30th – May 3rd. (There were 15 confirmed cases in the Boyle L.E.A. in the previous fortnight)

The Boyle L.E.A. is quiet a large area (see map here) and stretches from Tarmonbarry in the east to Ballaghaderreen in the west and north to Lough Allen and has a population of 21,831.

The Roscommon L.E.A., with a population of 22,734 has an incidence rate of 110 per 100k with 25 confirmed cases while the third L.E.A. in the county – Athlone with a population of 19,979, has a 14 day incidence rate of 90.1 and 18 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The Carrick on Shannon LEA, with a population of 11,361 has a 14 day rate of 149.6 with 17 confirmed cases during the period.

There were 9 new cases reported in County Roscommon last night (Thursday) with the county’s 14 day incidence rate now the highest in Connacht and the 12th highest in the country.

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