There has been a notable rise in Covid-19 cases in the Letterkenny and Buncrana local authority areas, while case numbers are improving in Lifford-Stranorlar.
New figures have been released by the Department of Health to give a picture of the case figures in each local area.
Milford has recorded Ireland’s seventh lowest rise in cases in the past two weeks.
The Covid-19 incidence rate in Buncrana is now three times the national average. There were 135 new cases in the electoral area in the two weeks from 13th – 26th October and the 14-day incidence rate is now 603.6 per 100,000 population. The national average incidence rate is 307.6 per 100,000.
Letterkenny has also seen case figures rise. The area, which has a population of 29,791, recorded 132 new cases in the two week period. The incidence rate has increased from 275 to 443.1 per 100,000.
All other LEAs in Donegal recorded lower case rates in the two-week period.
The Lifford-Stranorlar area recorded 79 new cases of Covid-19 in the two weeks from 13th – 26th October and now has a 14-day incidence rate of 305.1 per 100,000 population. Lifford-Stranorlar was the worst affected area in Ireland near the end of September. This week’s figures are again improved from the previous two week period.
The Donegal Electoral Area also recorded another increase in newly-detected cases. The area has had 70 new cases and the incidence rate has increased to 264.4 per 100,000. This is down from 85 cases in the previous two week period.
Carndonagh recorded 42 new cases between 13th – 26th October, while there were 57 cases in the previous two weeks. The incidence rate stands at 247.6 cases per 100,000.
The Glenties area recorded 27 new cases in two weeks up to 26th October. The incidence rate is 112.9 per 100,000.
Milford had 13 new cases and recorded an incidence rate of 94.4 per 100,000 – making it among the ten areas in Ireland with the lowest transmission rates.