Clondalkin has highest confirmed Covid cases

By Maurice Garvey

THE Clondalkin Local Electoral Area 7 area has one of the highest confirmed incidence rates of Covid-19 in South Dublin County for the period October 13-26.

According to the Irish government’s Covid-19 Data Hub platform on Wednesday, there has been 179 confirmed cases in Clondalkin LEA-7 for the period October 13-26.

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The LEA rate per 100k of the 46,520 population in Clondalkin is 384.8.

The highest 14-day incidents in Dublin are Ballymun-Finglas LEA with 272 cases and an LEA rate per 100k population of 494.5 (total population 55,010).

The site notes a proportion of Covid-19 locations on the map, may reflect a place of work rather than a home address for some cases.

Confirmed cases have been geo-coded and allocated to LEAs by the Health Intelligence Unit (HIU) at the HSE.

Ballyfermot-Drimnagh LEA has 154 confirmed cases for October 13-26, and a LEA rate per 100k of 334.3 (total population of Ballyfermot-Drimnagh LEA is 46,068).

Lucan LEA 5 has 127 confirmed cases for October 13-26 and a LEA rate per 100k population of 380 (total population 33,421).

Tallaght South LEA 5 has 95 confirmed cases from October 13-26 and an LEA rate of 267.9 per 100k population (total population 35,465).

Tallaght Central has 97 cases and a LEA rate per 100k population of 224.5.

Firhouse-Bohernabreena LEA has 79 cases, and a LEA rate per 100k population of 231, while Rathfarnham-Templeogue has 94 cases and an LEA rate per 100k population of 196.2.

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan has said they have not seen as big a reduction in cases in the capital as National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) would like.

The INMO Trolley Watch revealed 261 admitted patients were waiting for beds on Wednesday morning.

Tallaght University Hospital had the highest number in Dublin (15), while University Hospital Limerick had the highest number in the country (40).

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