The Milford Local Electoral Area has this week emerged as the region with the highest incidence rate of Covid-19.
The area was among the least affected parts of Ireland just weeks ago.
With 49 new cases of Covid-19 in the two weeks up to 23rd November, the 14-day incidence rate in Milford is 355.8 per 100,000 – three times the national average of 107.8.
Letterkenny has recorded a recent decrease in new cases, but is ranked as the second worst-affected area in the country. There were 91 new cases of Covid-19 in the Letterkenny area between 10th – 23rd November. The 14-day incidence rate is now 305.5 per 100,000.
New Covid-19 case figures are also down for Inishowen, Lifford-Stranorlar and the Donegal LEAs. While there are improvements, every region in the Donegal has recorded incidence rates above the national average.
Buncrana’s fortnightly rate has decreased by from 384 to 282 per 100,000 over the course of the week. There were 63 new cases detected in the two weeks up to 23rd November. The North Inishowen/Carndonagh area recorded 45 new cases in the two week period.
Lifford-Stranorlar transmission rates continues to decrease with 53 new cases. The incidence rate is now 204.7 per 100,000.
The Glenties area recorded a slight increase in cases this past fortnight, with 43 new cases detected – up from 41. While in the Donegal region, the number of new cases has decreased to 35.
Outside of Donegal, Dundalk South in Co Louth has also recorded a high rate of 299 – while Waterford City South is at 285 per 100,000.
The figures come as NPHET reports 335 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and three additional deaths. Twenty new cases were confirmed in Donegal up to midnight Wednesday.