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Two LEAs in County Monaghan have incidence rates higher than national average

Dec 4, 2020 08:12 By News Northern Sound
Two LEAs in County Monaghan have incidence rates higher than national average Two LEAs in County Monaghan have incidence rates higher than national average
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Two local electoral areas of County Monaghan have incidence rates higher than the national average. The three MD areas in Cavan have rates of between

Two local electoral areas of County Monaghan have incidence rates higher than the national average.

The three MD areas in Cavan have rates of between 54.3 and 65.5, while Carrickmacross-Castleblayney had fewer than five confirmed cases in the past two weeks.

The national 14 day incidence rate of Covid-19 in Ireland is 87 cases per 100,000 population.

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The north Monaghan LEA has a rate more than 167 per cent higher, at 145.4.

However, it's almost exactly half of the highest rate in the country, Letterkenny.

Ballybay-Clones has a rate of 115.9, with 20 confirmed cases there between November 17th and 30th.

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Bailieborough-Cootehill has the highest incidence rate in Cavan at 65.5, with Cavan-Belturbet at 61.6.

Ballyjamesduff was at one time had the highest rate in Ireland, and now is the lowest in Cavan at 54.3.

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney meanwhile, is one of 17 LEAs in Ireland to have had fewer than five confirmed cases in the past fortnight, with an incidence rate lower than five.

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Monaghan GP Illona Duffy says the lack of an all-island approach is a big problem.

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