County Cavan timeline of confirmed cases up to October 6.

More than a hundred new Covid cases in Cavan in a fortnight

Ballyjamesduff LEA has highest rate in county

There were 103 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in County Cavan in the 14 days to October 5, the most recent figures have revealed.

The Ballyjamesduff Local Electoral area has the highest rate of infection, analysis of the latest data shows; although the entire county has a transmission rate above the national average for the Republic of Ireland.

There were 38 confirmed cases of the virus in the Ballyjamesduff LEA between September 22 and October 5. It translates to an incident rate of 147.3 cases per 100,000 of population. The national average is 116.4/100K.

There were 34 positive tests in the Bailieborough Cootehill LEA during the same period - or a rate of 139.3/100K; while there were 31 confirmed new cases in the Cavan Belturbet area in the fortnightly period - or a rate of 119.4 per 100,000 of population.

There have been 1,029 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in County Cavan up to Tuesday, October 6, the latest date for which a detailed breakdown of county figures are available.

There were new cases confirmed every day in the previous week up to that date, with double digit increases on two successive days.

Last Sunday, October 4, saw the Breffni county breach the 1,000 barrier for confirmed cases of the virus. It went from 985 cases on Saturday to 1,006 positive tests on Sunday - a jump of 21 (see table below).

County Cavan still has the second highest incidence rate of the virus to date - at 1350.8 cases per 100,000 of population since the virus first arrived on Irish shores on February 29 last. It is second only behind Dublin with a rate of 1356.6. Monaghan is in third position with a rate of 1244.6 cases/100,000 of population. Those figures are up to date as of October 6 and contained in a report prepared by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPCS) titled 'Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ireland'.

On a national level, towns in Donegal and Longford have the highest coronavirus rates in the country.

Lifford/Stranorlar in Co Donegal is the worst affected, with a 14-day incidence of 602.6 cases per 100,000 people - five times the national average.

The Granard LEA in neighbouring Co Longford is second on the list with an incidence of 384.1. After that Carndonagh and Letterkenny in Co Donegal were fourth and fifth as they have an incidence rate of 347.8 and 332.3 respectively.

Monaghan local electoral area has been ranked fifth with 317.3 cases per 100,000 people.


September 30 - 963

October 1: 972 (+9)

October 2: 980 (+8)

October 3: 985 (+5)

October 4: 1006 (+21)

October 5: 1,021 (+15)

October 6: (+8)