The centre of Galway city has an incidence rate of Covid-19 which is over five times the national average.

The local electoral area had a 14-day incidence rate of 1,292 per 100,000 people on Monday.

That compares to the national average of 240, while the second highest is Ballymun-Finglas LEA in Dublin, at 798.

Galway city councillor Martina O’Connor says her area’s rate is down to cases in NUI Galway and Galway University Hospital.

She has criticised the open wards in the hospital which allow for easier transmission of the virus.