Michael Staines
Michael Staines

06.27 23 Jul 2021


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The COVID-19 rate in one part of Donegal is over eight times the national average, according to new figures.

Carndonagh has recorded 1,975 cases per 100,000 people in the past two weeks – meaning nearly one in 50 people has picked up the virus there in the past 14 days.

The rate is more than eight times the national average of 246 per 100,000.

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Neighbouring Buncrana is the second-hardest hit area of the country with a rate of 1,238.

That is followed by Ardee in County Louth at 744, Galway City Central at 637 and the Donegal Town area at 608.

The 14-day COVID rate across Europe. Image: European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) The 14-day COVID rate across Europe. Image: European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC)

Internationally, Ireland has the eighth highest 14-day incidence rate in the EU, according to new data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Cyprus is the hardest-hit country with a 14-day rate of 1,484.

The Netherlands comes in second at 670 followed by Spain at 624. Portugal is next at 407 followed Malta at 379.

Greece is on 292, followed by Luxembourg on 276.

Main image shows the main road from Buncrana to Carndonagh on the Inishowen Peninsula, 06-08-2009. Image: Photocall Ireland!


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