Covid-19 cases have as risen in five out of seven local electoral areas in Donegal in the past fortnight.
New figures from the HSE show that cases in six LEAs in Donegal are still above the average incidence rate.
The 14-day rate in the Milford LEA has risen further to 683 per 100,000, while Letterkenny’s rate is reduced slightly to 547 per 100,000.
Ireland’s average 14-day incidence rate is currently 134.1 per 100,000.
Between 19th April and 3rd May, there were 94 cases of Covid-19 detected in the Milford area, a region which includes towns such as Fanad, Ramelton, Rathmullan and Kilmacrennan. The Letterkenny area recorded 163 new cases of the virus in the past fortnight.
South Donegal is the only LEA with below-average rates. There were 21 new cases in the region in the two weeks up to 3rd May.
Despite high rates, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer has said there are NO plans to keep Donegal in lockdown from Monday. Read more from today’s local media briefing with NPHET on: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2021/05/05/no-plans-to-keep-donegal-in-lockdown-dr-ronan-glynn/
See the table below for details on Covid-19 cases in each area from 19th April to 3rd May 2021: