Buncrana in Co Donegal has the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the State, running at almost four times the national average.
The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for the two weeks from October 27th to November 9th reveals the number of people infected per 100,000 of population by local electoral area.
Buncrana recorded a rate of 536.5 cases per 100,000, down from almost 595 on November 2nd. The second highest was also in Co Donegal, in Letterkenny, with a rate of 409.5 cases per 100,000.
The national rate has been decreasing gradually since the move to tighter restrictions and stood at 135 as of Thursday, down from a peak of 310.
Four electoral areas – Lismore in Co Waterford, Ballinamore in Co Leitrim, Corca Dhuibhne in Co Kerry and Manorhamilton in Co Leitrim – each recorded fewer than five cases of Covid-19, resulting in a 14-day incidence rate of 0.
In Dublin, the local electoral areas with the highest incidence rates were Tallaght South (310.2), Swords (288.1) and Ballymun-Finglas (272.2).
On the lower end of the scale in the capital were Killiney-Shankill (47.3), Blackrock (68.2) and Dundrum with (69.4).
Areas that recorded some of the lowest 14-day incidence rates included Rosslare in Co Wexford (32.5), Carrickmacross-Castleblayney in Co Monaghan (32.7) and Baltinglass in Co Wicklow (34.4).
By county, Donegal recorded the highest 14-day incidence between October 29th and November 11th at 281 per 100,000. This was followed by Limerick with 197.5
The counties with the lowest rates were Wexford with 49.4, Leitrim at 53.1, Wicklow at 72.3 and Kildare, which had an incidence rate of 93.9.