14-day incidence rate

  • The Tánaiste insists Covid-19 is 'in retreat' across Ireland and the country is on the right track.

    575 new cases were confirmed here yesterday, along with 45 additional deaths.

    218 of the cases are in Dublin, while the second highest number- 38 new cases - are in Galway.

    Elsewhere across the West, there are 15 new cases in Mayo, 10 in Roscommon, 7 in Sligo and less than 5 in Leitrim.

    The 14 day incidence rate of the disease is now 240 per 100,000 of the population. 

    13 counties - including Galway and Mayo - have rates above the national average.

    Galway's 14-day rate is now 330 and Mayo's is 255 per 100,000 people.

    The  number of Covid patients in public hospitals has fallen to 642 - the lowest in over seven weeks - while 151 of these patients are in ICU.

    Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says the country is winning the battle against the disease...

  • One further death was reported yesterday evening from Covid-19, with 215 new cases.

    In this region, there were 7 new cases in Galway, 6 in Mayo, less than 5 in Roscommon and no new cases reported in either Sligo or Leitrim.

    The 14-day incidence rate nationally is 80 per one hundred thousand people.

    All Connacht counties now have 14-day rates below the national average.


    Care home residents aged over 65, frontline health workers and people over 70  will be the first to get the Covid vaccine, once it becomes available here.

    The priority list for the roll-out of the vaccination programme was approved yesterday.

    Others in contact with patients and those aged 65 to 69 make up the top 5 groups to get the vaccine.

    Taoiseach Micheal Martin says Ireland will be ready for the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine if and when it's approved for use..

  • The National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting today to discuss what's described as the "concerning rise" in Covid-19 cases across the country.

    Public health officials warned last night that Covid-19 cases could exceed 1,000 a day in a matter of weeks, as we are now in a period of exponential growth.

    5 further deaths were recorded yesterday, with 611 new cases of the virus - of which 35 were in Galway.

    All Connacht counties have seen a rise in their 14-day incidence rates over the past 24 hours.

    Roscommon's rate has risen from 153 to 170 cases per 100,000 people - the 4th highest in the country.

    Galway's 14-day rate is now almost 97 - up from 92.

    The rate is considerably lower in Mayo at 39 per 100,000 - but that's up from 35 in one day.

    Sligo's rate has increased to 90, and Leitrim's to 34 - up from 28.

  • Mayo is the only county in Connacht with a 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus at less than 100 per 100,000 people - and currently has the fourth lowest incidence rate nationally.

    Latest HSE figures show 11 additional cases of the virus were confirmed in Mayo yesterday, and 101 new cases over the past two weeks.

    Mayo's incidence rate per 100,000 population is now at 77.4.

    This compares to a 14-day incidence rate in Roscommon of just less than 200, with 175 in Sligo, 155 in Galway and 124 per 100,000 in Leitrim.

    Cavan now has the highest incidence rate in the country at 385, followed by Donegal and Monaghan.

    Roscommon's 14-day rate is now the 5th highest in the country.



  • One additional death from Covid-19 was confirmed last night,, along with  270 new cases -

    including 5 new cases in Mayo, 8 in Roscommon and less than 5 in each of counties Galway, Sligo and Leitrim.

    Mayo's 14 day incidence rate has now risen above the national average, as 213 new cases have been confirmed in the past two weeks.

    The national 14-day incidence rate is now 161 per 100,000 people- Mayo is at 163.

    All other Connacht counties have rates below the national average, with Leitrim the lowest in the country at 37 cases per 100,000 people.


  • The Taoiseach has come under pressure from members of his own party to move the country to Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas.

    Yesterday, Micheal Martin said the aim was Level 3 from the 1st of December to allow businesses to re-open.

    However, at a meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party last night, there was a 'general consensus' to go further and allow domestic travel and more visitors to homes.

    The National Public Health Emergency Team meets later today to discuss the current progress with Level 5.

    2 additional death were reported last night, along with 362 new cases of the virus.

    This includes 9 new cases in Mayo, 11 in Galway, 5 in Sligo and less than 5 in both Roscommon and Leitrim.

    Roscommon, Sligo and Mayo all have 14-day incidence rates above the national average.

    Nationally, the rate is at 145 per 100,000 people - Mayo's 14-day rate is at 151, Roscommon is now 168 and Sligo is at 154 per 100,000 population.

    Leitrim continues to have the lowest rate, with Galway the 5th lowest.

    282 people were in Irish hospitals with the virus last night, while there were 39 patients in intensive care units.

    There are currently 13 patients with confirmed coronavirus being treated at Sligo University Hospital, 4 at UHG and 2 at Mayo University Hospital.

  • In terms of the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19, Co Roscommon is now higher than Co Leitrim - which had been named as a county of concern by the National Public Health Emergency team.

    In the two weeks up to Sunday 20th September, Co Roscommon had a 14-day incidence rate of 43.4 cases per 100,000 of the population - while Leitrim was on 34.3.

    Mayo's incidence rate per 100,000 people is 26.1, while it's over 30 in Galway and 18.3 in Sligo  -compared to 96.7 in Donegal.

    The data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows Leitrim has seen a significant drop in its 14-day incidence rate - down from 81 earlier this month to 34.3 over the last 14 days.