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24/09/2021

Concern as average of ten new Covid-19 cases every day in Newbridge area

Concern as average of ten new Covid-19 cases every day in Newbridge area

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The Newbridge Local Electoral Area (LEA), which covers over 35,000 people, had an average of almost ten new Covid-19 cases every day in the two-week period up to July 19, new figures show.

The data shows there were 133 infections during that fortnight which equates to an incident rate per 100,000 people of 374.8.

This level is higher than the national average which is 245.8 for the same period.

The next highest area in County Kildare is Leixlip which had 49 cases and a rate per 100,000 population of 309.

Next wes the Naas LEA which had 113 confirmed cases and a rate per 100,000 of 288.8.

Clane LEA had 71 cases and a LEA rate per 100,000 of 249.7.

Celbridge LEA recorded 44 cases and had a LEA rate per 100,000 of 203.5.

Maynooth had 53 confirmed cases and a rate per 100,000 population of 178.3.

The lowest LEAs for Covid-19 infections were Kildare Town which had 43 confirmed cases and a rate per 100,000 of 167.3 while Athy had 35 confirmed and 131.9 incidence rate per 100,000.

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