South Inishowen has been revealed as Ireland’s second-worst affected area for Covid transmission.
A spike in Covid cases in the Buncrana area this month has led to the district having an incidence rate THREE TIMES the national average.
There were 116 positive cases in the Buncrana/South Inishowen region in the past fortnight. The 14-day incidence rate now stands at an alarming high of 518.6 per 100,000.
The Department of Health has released data this evening showing the spread of the virus in each of the seven local authority areas (LEAs) in Donegal between 9th and 22nd March 2021.
Five out of seven LEAs in Donegal now have above average rates of Covid-19. See the table below for details.
The Lifford-Stranorlar area also has a concerning rate and is placed at number 25 on the list of worst-impacted areas on the island.
Glenties is now among the least-worst impacted regions, having recorded less than five cases of the virus in the past fortnight.
Here is a look at the situation in all Donegal LEAs between 9th and 22nd March 2021: