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Ballyjamesduff in Co Cavan has the highest 14-day incidence rate than any other local area in the country.

The area has overtaken Lifford-Stranorlar in Co Donegal.

The 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 in Co Cavan. Source: Government of Ireland and Ordnance Survey Ireland

The data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) examines the 14-day incidence rate at the Local Electoral Area (LEA) level.

In total, there are 166 LEAs across Ireland.

The latest figures show Ballyjamesduff has the highest 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate per 100,000 than any other local constituency in the country with a rate of over 651.

While Lifford-Stranorlar in Donegal has risen in the past week to a rate of 610.

There are concerns about the situation in cities with Cork South-Central and Galway City Central both having rates of more than 550.

Source: Government of Ireland and Ordnance Survey Ireland

Gorey in Co Wexford has seen a rise of over 400% in the past week to have a rate of 533.

The 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 in Co Wexford. Source: Government of Ireland and Ordnance Survey Ireland

Other areas with a 14-day incidence rate of more than 400 include Granard in Co Longford, Ennis in Co Clare and the Monaghan electoral district.

Meanwhile, the highest in Dublin is Ballyfermot-Driminagh on more than 310.

Source: Government of Ireland and Ordnance Survey Ireland

A number of local electoral areas continue to have rates of less than five - including Lismore in Waterford, Ballinamore in Leitrim and Thurles in Tipperary.

See a full breakdown here

It comes as household visits are banned nationwide as part of new restrictions.

Exceptions can be made for compassionate grounds and essential reasons like childcare, providing care to elderly or vulnerable people, and in particular those who live alone.

In outdoor settings away from a home or garden, up to six people from no more than two households can meet while maintaining strict social distancing - including for outdoor exercise and dining.

The measures will remain in place until Tuesday November 10th.

While Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are now under level four restrictions - meaning shops that sell non-essential items are not allowed to open for four weeks.

Main image: Government of Ireland and Ordnance Survey Ireland

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