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05 Dec 2021

Incidence rate of Covid-19 across county Longford is worryingly high

Incidence rate of Covid-19 across  county Longford is worryingly high

Incidence rate of Covid-19 across county Longford is worryingly high

The incidence rate of Covid-19 in two out three of the county Longford Local Electoral Areas (LEA) is worryingly high, with Longford LEA currently having the second highest 14-day incidence rate of any LEA in the country. 

Longford LEA, with a population of 16,046, has a current 14-Day Incidence Rate of 1,445.8 per 100k of the population (that is more than double the national average of 695.0 per 100k of the population as of 1-11-2021). The total number of confirmed cases in the LEA over the 14-Day period was 232.

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Granard LEA, with a population of 10,674, has a current 14-Day Incidence Rate of 1,105.5 per 100k of the population.  The total number of confirmed cases in the LEA over the 14-Day period was 118.

While Ballymahon LEA, with a population of 14,153, has a current 14-Day Incidence Rate of 664.2 per 100k of the population.  The total number of confirmed cases in the LEA over the 14-Day period was 94.

The 14-Day Incidence Rate in Ballymahon LEA is the only LEA in Longford that is currently below the national average of 695.0 per 100k of the population as of 1-11-2021. 

The total cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in county Longford since the pandemic began is 4,063.

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