High rates of Covid in Tuam and North East Galway

AREAS in North and North-East Galway have the highest numbers of positive Covid cases over the past two weeks.

The Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) of Tuam and Ballinasloe, which have a combined population of some 61,000 people, have particularly high rates of positive cases in the two weeks between October 4 and October 18.

Both areas are well above the average national incidence rate of 493. In Tuam the incidence rate of 611 is more than a fifth higher than the national figure.

The rate in Ballinasloe of 761 is over 50 per cent higher than the average figures for the country.

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