Clare Records Highest Incidence Of COVID Outside Lockdown Counties

Clare has recorded the highest incidence of COVID cases over the past two weeks, outside of the lockdown counties.

The Department of Health has released figures for the first time showing the county by county incidence of the virus across the state.


New data supplied by the Department of Health to the Irish Times, shows 833 cases of Covid-19 were recorded across the country between July 26th and August 8th.

Of those, more than 300 were recorded in Kildare, which is almost twice as many as any other county.

As a result, the 14-day incidence of the virus now stands at 138.4 cases per 100,000 of population.

This followed by Offaly and Laois, where there are 14-day incidences of 109 and 83.8 respectively.

Lockdown restrictions were imposed on these three counties last Friday and will remain in place for the next two weeks, in an effort to curb the spike in cases.

Clare has the highest incidence of COVID outside of the lockdown counties at 26.1, after 33 cases were recorded over the past fortnight.

The banner county is followed by Cavan at 18.4 and Limerick at 14.9, while the lowest figure provided is for Galway, which has eight new cases and an incidence rate of 3.1.