Laois Has Lowest Incidence Rate In The Midlands

NPHET meet tomorrow to decide whether Galway, Cork, Monaghan and Roscommon should move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

NPHET meet tomorrow to decide whether Galway, Cork, Monaghan and Roscommon should move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

It follows continued rises in the 14-day incidence rates.

Monaghan has seen a 260 percent increase in its 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people in the past week.

While Roscommon is now on 99.

They were the two counties along with Cork and Galway which are on the watchlist for NPHET.

Cork meanwhile has seen it's 14-day rate more than double in the past seven days.

Laois has a rate of almost 32 with Westmeath at 48 while Offaly's the highest in the region at 61. 

The Health Minister says health officials will look at comparing the 14-day rate and the 7-day rate of incidence to see if the situation is improving.

However there isn't any sign of an improvement in Donegal and Dublin, which are already in Level 3 restrictions.

While in the four counties which are being watched, the disease has grown quicker over the past week than in the overall 14-day rate.

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