Jamie Donnelly

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Parts Of Westmeath Have Some Of Lowest Levels Of Covid In Ireland

Monaghan remains the worst affected part of the country.

Parts of Westmeath currently have some of the lowest levels of covid-19 in the country.

The latest figures have a recorded quite a range in 14-day incidence rates across the midlands.

Moate Local Electoral Area has a 14-day incidence rate of184 per 100,000 people - making it the sixth lowest in Ireland.

Other areas on the lower end of the scale include Athlone, Kinnegad, and Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick.

The virus, however, is peaking in the region in Tullamore, which has a 14-day incidence rate of 528, according to the latest details.

High levels were also recorded in Portlaoise and Graiguecullen/Portarlington.

The national rate for the same period was 455.

Parts of Monaghan are double that, while the lowest rate was recorded in Kilrush in Co. Clare.

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