Local Covid rates 3 times higher than national average

THE 14-day Covid-19  incidence rate per 100,000 population is now almost three times the national average.

It comes as the latest figures show that there were 38 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal today, second only to Dublin (58)

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has  been notified of 5 additional deaths related to Covid-19 and 270 confirmed cases of Covid-19.


Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said it was important to keep up the progress that we have achieved in recent weeks.

“Ireland now has the lowest 14-day incidence of Covid-19 in the EU according the latest ECDC figures and we need to hold firm to this position. As the country moves into Level 3, there is no room for complacency in our response to Covid-19.

“As more services reopen for business, remember to use the basic public health advice as a guide when organising your time. When you are out in shops and accessing services, try to avoid high risk situations and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible on busy streets and crowded outdoor areas. When you come home from shopping or being outdoors, remember that washing your hands is your first priority. For those of us who cannot work from home, the wearing of a face covering is now advised when moving around busy indoor workplaces and in communal work areas. If you are planning to travel around your county, consider first whether it is absolutely necessary to travel.”


Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 01 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)


County Today’s cases (to midnight 01Dec2020) 14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (18NOV to 01Dec2020) New Cases during last 14 days


(18NOV to 01Dec2020)

Ireland 270 84.7 4033
Donegal 38 212.3 338
Louth 12 175.4 226
Kilkenny 9 145.1 144
Limerick 24 134.4 262
Wicklow 28 108.8 155
Monaghan <5 105.9 65
Dublin 58 98.9 1333
Mayo 25 96.5 126
Carlow 8 93.1 53
Longford <5 90.5 37
Tipperary 7 80.9 129
Waterford <5 74.9 87
Meath 6 66.7 130
Cork 7 59.7 324
Roscommon 6 58.9 38
Kildare 9 57.1 127
Laois <5 55.5 47
Cavan <5 53.8 41
Sligo <5 51.9 34
Clare <5 47.1 56
Offaly <5 44.9 35
Galway 5 44.6 115
Kerry <5 39.3 58
Wexford <5 29.4 44
Westmeath <5 27 24
Leitrim <5 15.6 5


Ireland’s current 7-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 40.2.

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