The map below displays how your county or council is doing in terms of COVID19 cases, relative to the jurisdictional average for COVID19 cases.
The approach taken is to work out a county’s /council’s share of its jurisdictional population, and then work out its share of jurisdictional Covid19 cases, then divide this ‘case’ percentage by the population percentage. That will tell us whether the county/council is above or below average.
The map shows how the greater Dublin and Belfast areas and, surprisingly, Cavan-Westmeath, are the epicentres. If you have to travel to these areas, ask yourself if you really have to.
Some large cities (Cork, Derry, Galway and Waterford) and hinterland are well below average incidence.
The border is not a zone of high-contrast Covid19 incidence (e.g. Donegal – Derry & Strabane, or Louth – Newry, Mourne & Down).
The high-contrast boundaries are in RoI. For example, Wexford-Wicklow, or Roscommon-Westmeath. If you live in Gorey, do you really need to travel to Arklow?
The death rate curves are continuing to flatten in both Irelands. The UK has still a way to travel on its flattening trajectory compared to both North and South.
The relative death rate between RoI and NI is swinging back towards the population ratio.
The late arrival of Southern test results from Germany has skewed upwards the number of positive cases.
Globally, the rates of increase of both cases and deaths are at their lowest value for over a month. Good news.
Further details, and many more graphs can be found at my COVIDWATCH webpage.
Philip McGuinness teaches at Dundalk Institute of Technology, and loves to walk around and over the wee perfect hills of the Ring Of Gullion.