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A COVID-19 test centre was established in Swords at the National Show Centre early on in the outbreak but was closed 10 days later with the HSE claiming sufficient capacity on the northside was available without the Swords facility

A COVID-19 test centre was established in Swords at the National Show Centre early on in the outbreak but was closed 10 days later with the HSE claiming sufficient capacity on the northside was available without the Swords facility

The map showing the intensity of Covid cases in the Fingal area

The map showing the intensity of Covid cases in the Fingal area

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A COVID-19 test centre was established in Swords at the National Show Centre early on in the outbreak but was closed 10 days later with the HSE claiming sufficient capacity on the northside was available without the Swords facility

Figures have been released by the government showing the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Fingal, as well as a breakdown of each town affected by the coronavirus to date.

The figures, provided by the Health Protection Surveillance (HPS) and the Health Service Executive (HSE), show a wide variation in the number of people infected by the disease across the county, with significant differences appearing in each town and electoral area.

Swords showed the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, with a reported 282 cases.

These were broken down into Swords Forrest (108 confirmed cases); Swords Glasmore (38); Swords Seatown (38); and Swords Lissenhall (70) and Swords Village accounting for the remainder.

Swords was followed by St Margaret's with 165 confirmed cases, a notable figure considering the relatively low population of the area. Communities immediately adjacent to Dublin Airport did see higher than average numbers of confirmed cases. Apart from St Margaret's, other examples of this trend on the airport's hinterland were The Ward, which had 140 confirmed cases, Kinsealy, at 114 cases and the Airport electoral division itself, at 116 cases.

Balbriggan Urban & Rural districts had a combined total of 138 confirmed cases, according to the figures.

Figures for other Fingal towns were generally lower with Malahide East and West returning a combined 60 confirmed cases, Donabte with 53, Lusk with 48, rush with 40, Skerries had 35 confirmed cases while Portmarnock had 30.

Several towns showed a comparatively low number of reported cases of COVID-19, though population size for these towns must be taken into account.

The towns and townlands showing the least number of reported cases were Kilsallaghan with 16 cases, the Naul had just 10 cases up to June 12 while Garristown had six and Balscadden and Ballyboughal had fewer than five cases each.

The total number of confirmed cases for North County Dublin was approximately 1,337.

Dublin has been hardest hit by the coronavirus nationwide, followed by Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.

The figures showed a total of 12,218 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Dublin area. Some 25,405 cases have been confirmed throughout the country, with 1727 deaths resulting from the disease.

The median age of contracting COVID-19 is 48. The figures come as the country proceeds into Stage 3 of the easing of lockdown restrictions on June 29, which will be crucial in determining the continued spreading of the virus.

Fingal Independent