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New Data Shows Almost 240 People Have Died From Covid In The Midlands

Laois suffered the highest number of fatalities in the midlands.

Almost 240 people have died from Covid19 in the Midlands since the start of the pandemic. 

Figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show Laois to have the greatest number of fatalities in the region with 86, followed by 77 in Westmeath and 76 in Offaly . 

The O'Moore county also has the highest mortality rate of 102 per 100,000 people, which is slightly above the national average of 100.5. 

Offaly and Westmeath are both below that rate with 97 and 87 respectively. 

Nationally, Dublin lost the greatest number of its residents with 1,851 deaths, while Monaghan has the highest mortality rate of 166 per 100,000 people.

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