Latest 14 Day Incidence Rate of Covid-19

1 in 56 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks in one local electoral area in the region.

There has been a noticeable change in the 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 population across the north west.

As of Monday the 22nd of November, the Manorhamilton Local Electoral Area in Co. Leitrim had a 14 day rate of 1,118, a significant drop on last weeks figure of 1,830; 121 cases were also recorded during this time.

275 cases were recorded in the South Donegal Local electoral area which represented a rate of 1,038 Covid-19 infections for every 100,000 people.

The Ballymote Tubbercurry local electoral area recorded 247 cases which represents a rate of 924.

There were 232 cases in Sligo/Drumcliff with the rate for the local electoral area being 1,313.

Finally, there were 374 cases in the Sligo/Strandhill local electoral area which resulted in a figure of 1,770; the highest rate in the OceanFM region.

When looking at the 14 day rate for counties as a whole, Leitrim has a rate of 1,298, Sligo is on 1,225 and Donegal has a rate of 1.096.

When it comes to the hospital waiting lists and Covid-19 patients, Letterkenny University Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country for the third consecutive day.

45 patients are waiting for a bed and a further 8 in Sligo University Hospital according the INMO’s Trolley Watch figures.

There are 15 people receiving treatment for the virus in letterkenny alsong with two in the ICU; there are also no ICU beds available in the hospital.

There are 9 people with Covid in Sligo University Hospital, two in the ICU and there is one ICU bed available.

571 patients are in Irish hospitals today with 126 in intensive care units.