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Tuam had 12 new Covid cases in two weeks

Saturday, 19th September, 2020 8:35am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Tuam had 12 new Covid cases in two weeks

The LEA map updated in the COVID 19 Data Hub.

Tuam had 12 new Covid cases in two weeks

The LEA map updated in the COVID 19 Data Hub.

A BREAKDOWN of more recent confirmed cases of Covid-19 shows that the Tuam Local Electoral Area (LEA) had one of the highest number of new cases in Co Galway since the start of September.

In the two weeks between Sept 1 and Sept 14 there have been 12 confirmed cases in the Tuam LEA.

The Tuam LEA stretches from Garrafrauns in the north and takes in Milltown, Dunmore, Tuam, Kilconly, Headford, Barnaderg and Corfofin. It has a total population of 33,191.

The new map provides a visualisation of the 14-day Incidence rate per 100,000 population of COVID-19 cases at the Local Electoral Area (LEA) level.

The Athenry-Oranmore LEA had fewer than five cases for the same period.

The Ballinasloe LEA, which runs from Williamstown in the north, taking in Glenamaddy, Mountbellew and Ballinasloe has also had fewer than five cases in the same two-week period.

Connemara South which takes in Moycullen, Carraroe and Indreabhan had 12 confirmed cases.

Galway City central LEA which has a population of 26,702 had seven coronavirus cases in the first two weeks of September. Galway City West LEA had fewer than five cases.

Overall, the latest figures for Galway city and county show that there were 578 cases up to Wednesday, Sept 16.

The number of cases in Galway has risen by 61 between Sept 1 and Sept 16. For the two-week period that relates to the LEA figures, there were 51 additional cases.

For a proportion of notified COVID-19 cases, their location on the updated LEA map may reflect their place of work rather than their home address. Confirmed cases have been geo-coded and allocated to Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) by the Health Information Unit (HIU) at the HSE. Approximately 95% of all cases can be geo-coded.

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