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Coronavirus: Westmeath Has One Of The Highest Incidence Rates In The Country

643 people are in hospital with the virus in Ireland.

The Department of Health is reporting 3,138 new cases of Covid-19.

643 people are in hospital with the virus, with 118 in ICU.

The country's 14-day incidence rate now stands at 1,217 cases per 100,000 people - with Leitrim, Westmeath and Carlow having the highest rates. 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, says the public must look to booster vaccines to prevent another surge:

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