Covid rate of infection continues to drop across the region

The rate of infection per 100,000 people continues to decrease across the OceanFM region.

Leitrim has the lowest rate in the country while Donegal remains the highest.

Between November 19th and December 2nd, 375 new cases were recorded in the region; 34 in County Sligo, 338 in Donegal and 3 in Leitrim.

This compares to 519 cases recorded between November 12th and November 25th

The national rate of infection per 100,000 people is now 79.7, which is down from 103.9 last week.

The rate of infection, accurate as of the 30th of November, for the local electoral area of Sligo/Drumcliff has decreased from 33.9 last week to less than 5 this week and the Sligo/Strandhill area has also gone down from 56.8 to 47.3.

Ballymote/Tubbercurry, which was the only local elctoral area last week to see a rise in cases, gone down this week from 112.2 to 93.5.

The rate for Co. Sligo as a whole is 51.9, down from 59.5.

In South Donegal, the rate has decreased from 132.1 to 90.6; the rate for the county is 212.3.

This makes it the highest nationally once again but is still a decrease on last weeks figure of of 218.

And the Manorhamilton local electoral area has also decreased with a current rate of infection of less than 5 cases per 100,000 people, a large decrease from 101.7 last week; the rate for Leitrim county is the lowest in the country at 9.4, down from 40.6.

Yesterday, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre confirmed 183 new cases and 6 additional deaths nationally; the same time last week there were 335 new cases and 3 additional deaths