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Cavan-Belturbet records three times more Covid cases than next highest local area

May 7, 2021 07:05 By News Northern Sound
Cavan-Belturbet records three times more Covid cases than next highest local area Cavan-Belturbet records three times more Covid cases than next highest local area
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A walk-in test centre opens in Cavan town this morning.

The Cavan-Belturbet LEA has the highest Covid rate in the region over the last two weeks.

It saw 77 cases over the last two weeks, more than three times the number of the next highest local area.

Concerns had been raised by some public representatives about the high rates seen in the Cavan-Belturbet area this week, with the HSE opening the walk-in centre there this morning.

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Elsehwere in Cavan, the Ballyjamesduff LEA recorded 22 cases, with 16 in the Bailieborough-Cootehill area.

The Monaghan LEA recorded 25 cases over the past fortnight, with 12 in Ballybay-Clones and 10 in Carrickmacross-Castleblayney.

Nationally, Milford in Co Donegal once again has the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country.

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The local electoral area's rate is over five times the national average.

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