Huge increase in Covid rates across Donegal


As expected, there's been a huge increase in the 14 day incidence rate across electoral areas in Donegal.

Latest figures up to January 4th show that in the Milford and Letterkenny areas, the rate of infection per 100,000 people has more than trebled, when compared to figures up to December 28th.

Letterkenny has the highest number of cases at 500.

In North Inishowen, 88 cases of Covid-19 have been registered, up from 66 with the rate of infection 495.2 per 100,000 people.

The number of cases in the South of the peninsula are up slightly to 158 with a 3% increase in the incidence rate to 706.4, compared to figures from the previous 14 days.

Significant increases in the 14 day incidence rate have been reported in the Milford and Letterkenny electoral areas where it has more than trebled.

246 cases have been confirmed in Milford with an infection rate of 1786.4, in Letterkenny 500 people have tested positive with the rate currently standing at 1678.4 per 100,000.

Case numbers are up to 225 in Lifford/ Stranorlar with the incidence rate increasing from 467.4 to 869.1.

Similarly, in Glenties there are 102 cases with the rate of infection jumping from 184 to 426.4.

In Donegal, the incidence rate is 675.7 per 100,000, up from 403.9 with 179 cases confirmed there.