Leitrim has the highest 14 day incidence rate of Covid-19 nationally

The 14 Day Incident Rate of Covid-19 in the Manorhamilton Local Electoral Area is almost twice the national figure.

Co. Leitrim also has a higher rate than any other county in the country.

As of Monday the 8th of November, Manorhamilton had a rate of 1,811 cases per 100,000 people meaning 1 in 55 people tested positive for the virus over a two week period in the area.

This was by far the highest rate for all the local electoral areas in the OceanFM region.

In total there were 890 recorded cases across all 5 local electoral areas between October 26th and November 8th.

169 cases were recorded in the South Donegal Local electoral area which represented a figure of 638.

The Ballymote Tubbercurry local electoral area recorded the highest figure in Sligo with 242 cases with a rate of 905.

There were 138 cases in Sligo/Drumcliff with the rate for the local electoral area being 781.

Finally, there were 145 cases in the Sligo Strandhill local electoral area which resulted in a figure of 686.3

When looking at the 14 day rate for counties as a whole, Leitrim has the highest rate in the country on a figure of 1,523 infections per 100,000 population.

Co. Donegal has the fifth highest rate on 1,120 while Sligo has a rate of 858.