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14-Day Incidence Rate Of Covid-19 In Midlands Continues Falling

354 new cases were confirmed in the last fortnight.

The effects of the Level 5 lockdown are being felt in the midlands with the 14-day incidence rate of covid-19 continuing to fall.

Westmeath currently has the fourth worst rate in the country - but incremental improvements are being recorded across the region.

354 new cases of the virus have been confirmed in the midlands in the last 14 days - that's compared to 729 during the previous two weeks.

Westmeath is still the worst hit with a 14-day incidence rate of 168 per 100,000 people.

However, that's down from 253 last Friday.

There's a similar trend in Laois, where the rate has fallen from 168 last week to 143 today.

And in Offaly, it's dropped from 113 to 108.

The national 14-day incidence rate stands at 135 per 100,000 - down from 202 seven days ago.

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