Decrease in Covid-19 14 day rate across the north west

The 14 Day Incidence Rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 population continues to decrease across the region.

South Donegal has gone from 562 to 378.

Manorhamilton has decreased from 869 to 638.

The rate is 260 in Sligo/Strandhill down from 293, it’s 284 in Ballymote/Tubbercurry a slight decrease from 288 and the 14 day rate in Sligo/Drumcliffe remains the same at 373.

While the 14 day incidence rate continues to fall in South Donegal, Milford has a rate of Covid-19 that’s over three times the national average at 1,234.

Four other areas also have rates of over 1,000, and they’re all in Donegal and Monaghan.

Donegal GP, Dr Ciarán Ó Fearraigh, says it’s partly linked to the high rate of Covid in the North.