The Covid-19 rate in Donegal has fallen further in the past fortnight.
The 14-day incidence rate for PCR-confirmed cases in the county is now 206.7 per 100,000 – down from 307.8 per 100,000 in the previous fortnight.
The HPSC reports 329 new cases of the virus in Donegal in the past two weeks.
At a local level, the Buncrana electoral area has Ireland’s lowest Covid-19 rate, with 28 cases confirmed in the two weeks up to Monday 2nd May. The incidence rate in the south Inishowen region is now 135.6 per 100,000.
The Carndonagh local electoral area incidence rate is the third lowest in Ireland at 135.6 per 100,000. Twenty-three cases were confirmed in the past two weeks.
The Lifford-Stranorlar area is also among the lowest rates nationally. The incidence rate in the area is 139.1 per 100,000 – the fourth lowest in the country.
Milford and south Donegal are the only areas with above-average rates this time. The national average rate, as of Monday, was 291.7 per 100,000.
The Donegal LEA recorded 84 new cases in the past fortnight, down from 87 in the previous two week period. Forty-seven new cases of Covid-19 were detected by PCR among locals in the Milford area in the past fortnight. The incidence rate is now 341.3 per 100,000.
The Letterkenny LEA rate has fallen to 275.3 per 100,000, with 82 new cases confirmed in the past fortnight up to Monday 2nd May.
The rate is also down in the Glenties area, where 48 new cases were detected, resulting in a 14-day rate of 200.7 per 100,000.