Latest: Electoral area breakdown of Covid-19 shows Milford EA still with the highest transmission rates

Letterkenny EA and the Lifford-Stranorlar EA have the highest numbers of infections in Donegal

Latest: Electoral area breakdown of Covid-19 shows Milford EA still with the highest transmission rates

The graph shows the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in county Donegal over the past two weeks

While the electoral areas (EA) of Letterkenny and Lifford-Stranorlar had the highest recorded number of Covid-19 cases in the county in the two weeks period up to May 10, it was the Milford EA with fewer actual cases in that period, which actually has the highest rate of transmission in the county.

With 20 cases recorded in the Carndonagh EA, this area had the lowest rate of infection transmission in the county.

Both Carndonagh and the electoral area of Donegal are the only two that have transmission rates of infection per 100,000 that are actually below the national 14-day incidence rate of infection, which currently stands at 128.1  

There were 109 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Letterkenny Electoral area between April 26 and May 10, it was revealed this afternoon, making it the electoral area in the county with the highest actual number of infections during that period.

That is a rate of 365.9 per 100,000 of the population, which there stands at 29,791.

Lifford-Stranorlar EA recorded the second highest numbers in the same period, with 89 cases.

This works out at 343.8 per 100,000 in a population of 25,889.

Milford EA had an additional 65 cases in that period, the third highest in terms of those affected by the disease, but significantly with an infection rate of 472 per 100,000 of the population which stands at 13,771, the transmission rates are higher there than any other part of the county.

Glenties EA recorded 48 cases and has a transmission rate of 200.7 per 100,000 with a population of 23,919

Buncrana EA recorded 38 additional cases with a transmission rate of 169.9 per 100,000 in a population of 22,366

Donegal EA had 32 new additional cases in the same period with an infection rate of 120.8 per 100,000. Its area population is officially 26,492 at present.

Carndonagh EA has 20 new confirmed cases between April 26 and May 10 and a transmission rate of 117.9 with an area population of 16,964. 


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