Castleisland electoral area has highest incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in Kerry this month

The Castleisland local electoral area (LEA) has the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in Kerry so far this month.

New data, announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, shows a breakdown of cases by local electoral area within every county in Ireland.

The newly released data allows a more detailed insight into the breakdown of cases than the county-by-county breakdown, and will be published weekly every Thursday.

It reviews cases across a 14-day period in each LEA, and the rate of cases per 100 thousand people, with the latest data covering the 1st to the 14th of September.

During that period, the total number of confirmed cases in Kerry rose from 329 on the 1st of the month to 357 on the 14th, which is an increase of 28.

Kerry has 6 electoral areas; Listowel, Castleisland, Tralee, Dingle, Killarney, and Kenmare.

The Tralee, Kenmare, and Killarney LEAs each had 6 cases during that two-week period.

The Castleisland LEA had 5 cases, while the Listowel and Dingle LEAs each had fewer than 5 during those two weeks.

In Kerry, the Castleisland LEA had the highest incidence rate per 100 thousand people, with 29.2.

The Kenmare LEA had an incidence rate of 23.9 per 100,000, while the Killarney LEA had a rate of 20.3 per 100,000 and Tralee was at 18.2 per 100,000.

The incidence rate for the Listowel and Dingle LEAs was fewer than 5 cases per 100,000 people.