Concern at high number of Covid-19 cases in parts of Cavan

People are worried about the high number of Covid-19 cases in Cavan according to a local Councillor.

The Ballyjamesduff LEA, which includes Ballyjamesduff town and other areas like Virginia and Ballinagh, has the highest incidence rate in the country.

The area has seen 168 cases over the past two weeks, with an incidence rate of 651.1. Celebrations after Crosserlough’s recent county final win are being blamed for the increase in cases in the area.

Mullagh Councillor Shane P O’Reilly told The Joe Finnegan Show today that people are concerned:

Meanwhile, Ballinagh Councillor Winston Bennett has hit out at people who don’t follow guidelines when visiting the test centre in the village.

He says people are going into shops when they should be isolating:

Meanwhile, the Monaghan LEA also has a high rate, with 98 cases over the past fortnight giving a rate of 405.7.

Cavan-Belturbet has seen 84 cases and Carrickmacross-Castleblayney recorded 59, giving rates of 323.6 and 275.2 respectively.

Bailieborough-Cootehill LEA has seen 62 cases in the 14 days up to Monday, giving an incidence rate of 253.6 per 100,000.

Ballybay-Clones has the lowest rate in the region – 214.4, with 37 cases recorded.