REVEALED: The towns, villages and localities in Ireland with the highest rates of Covid-19

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

REVEALED: The towns, villages and localities in Ireland with the highest incidence of Covid-19

Figures from the Government of Ireland show the towns, villages and localities in the country with the highest rates of Covid-19 since the outbreak began earlier this year. The details are contained in Ireland's Covid-19 Data Hub. 

The 35 areas with the highest rates per 100,000 as of August 12 are spread right across the country.

Crossalare in Monaghan has the highest rate per 100,000. An area with a population of 756 has registered 83 positive cases. 

Athleague West in Roscommon has the second highest rate with 8,768 cases per 100,000.

Below is a list of the 35 Electoral Areas in Ireland with the highest number of cases per 100,000 since the outbreak began. All have had an incidence rate of more than 2,000 cases per 100,000 people.

The overwhelming majority of the electoral areas in the country have recorded less than five cases and as such are given a rate of 0 cases per 100,000.

Crossalare (Monaghan) - 10,978 cases per 100,000

Athleague West (Roscommon) - 8,768 cases per 100,000 

Rathornan (Carlow) - 8,539 cases per 100,000

Killeely (Clare) - 7,187 per 100,000

Phoenix Park (Dublin) - 6,649 cases per 100,000

Ballymahon (Longford) - 6,649 cases per 100,000

Streamstown (Westmeath) - 6,084 cases per 100,000

Ballygall B - (Dublin) - 5,776 cases per 100,000

Kilbeggan - (Westmeath) - 5,361 cases per 100,000

Tibradden (Dublin) - 5,310 cases per 100,000

Fermoy Urban (Cork) - 5,198 cases per 100,000

Cams (Roscommon) - 5,095 cases per 100,000

Shinrone (Offaly) - 4,663 cases per 100,000

Whitehall (Dublin) - 4,340 cases per 100,000

Carrigatogher (Tipperary) - 4,273 cases per 100,000

Killmokea (Wexford) - 4,220 cases per 100,000

Ballyboggan (Monaghan) - 4,166 cases per 100,000

Bellanode (Monaghan) - 4,013 cases per 100,000

Kilmeena (Mayo) - 3,174 cases per 100,000

Cavan Town Rural (Cavan) - 3,166 cases per 100,000

Belmullet (Mayo) - 3,070 cases per 100,000

Clondalkin Monastery (Dublin) - 2,960 cases per 100,000

Roscommon Urban (Roscommon) - 2,901 cases per 100,000

Killaloe (Clare) - 2,822 cases per 100,000

Terenure C (Dublin) - 2,804 per 100,000

Roscrea (Tipperary) - 2,585 cases per 100,000

Termonfeckin (Louth) - 2,567 cases per 100,000

Airport (Dublin) - 2,510 cases per 100,000

Bohernabreena (Dublin) - 2,424 cases per 100,000

Ballygall C (Dublin) - 2,385 per 100,000

Ayrfield (Dublin) - 2,358 cases per 100,000

Kimmage C (Dublin) - 2,333 cases per 100,000

Chapelizod (Dublin) - 2,290 cases per 100,000

Edenderry Urban (Offaly) - 2,256 cases per 100,000

Virginia (Cavan) - 2,136 cases per 100,000