Covid-19 infection rate spirals in Longford, Granard and Ballymahon electoral areas

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Covid-19 infection rate spirals in Longford, Granard and Ballymahon electoral areas

Covid-19 infection rate spirals in Longford, Granard and Ballymahon electoral areas

The latest figures from Ireland’s Covid-19 Data Hub illustrate that the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in each of Longford’s three electoral districts has spiralled significantly.

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In the 14 days from December 22, 2020 to January 4, 2021 covered by the data, it shows that there have been 198 positive Covid-19 cases in the county.

The breakdown of those cases by electoral area is;
Longford municipal district 84
Ballymahon municipal district 60
Granard municipal district 54

In the previous 14-day period measured (December 15 to December 28), the total number of positive Covid-19 cases in the county was 41 - (Longford 26, Ballymahon 10 & Granard 5).

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Considering the number of positive cases increased almost five fold, it is not surprising that the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population in the three electoral areas skyrocketed.

In Longford municipal district, the 14-day incidence rate is 523.5 for the current period under review. It was 162.0 during the previous spell (December 15 to December 28). 

The 14-day incidence rate in Granard and Ballymahon is 505.9 and 423.9, increasing from 46.8 and 70.7, respectively. 

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Longford since the pandemic began is 1,025 (997 as at Tuesday, January 5 plus the 28 announced by NPHET yesterday evening). 

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