Covid-19 incidence rate in Longford remains stubbornly high


Longford has the third highest Covid-19 incidence rate in the country according to the HSPC (Health Protection Monitoring Center).

In the seven days from November 15 to 21 inclusive, there were 352 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the county, a seven-day incidence rate of 861.2 per 100,000 population, the third highest behind neighbors Westmeath (980.1) and Carlow (883.5).

During the fourteen days from November 8 to 21 inclusive, 620 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in County Longford.

According to the latest figures from Ireland’s Covid-19 Data Hub, from November 9 to 22, there were 563 new cases of Covid-19 in County Longford.

As of Tuesday, November 23, 46 cases of Covid-19 were reported in County Longford. This number represents about 1.18% of all cases in all counties for the same day.

And as of midnight on November 23, 4,846 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in County Longford since the start of the pandemic.

In the municipal district of Longford (16,046), between November 9 and 22, there were 256 confirmed cases of Covid-19, giving the DM a 14-day incidence rate of 1,595.4 for 100,000 inhabitants, well above the national rate of 1,268.4.

In the municipal district of Granard (10,674 inhabitants), between November 9 and 22, there were 149 confirmed cases of Covid-19 giving the DM a 14-day incidence rate of 1,395.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, just above the national rate.

In the municipal district of Ballymahon (14,153 inhabitants), between November 9 and 22, there were 158 confirmed cases of Covid-19, giving the DM a 14-day incidence rate of 1,116.4 per 100,000 inhabitants, just below the national rate.

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