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Tullamore Has Fifth Highest Covid Incidence Rate In Ireland

The national 14-day incidence rate of the virus is 269 per 100,000.

Tullamore Local Electoral Area has the fifth highest level of covid-19 in the country.

The national 14-day incidence rate of the virus is 269 per 100,000 - Tullamore is double that at 538.

Although case numbers have remained below 1,000 every day this week, covid levels remain quite high in parts of the country.

Tullamore is by far the worst affected area in the midlands, with 157 new covid cases recorded in the last week.

The other hotspots are Graiguecullen/Portarlington with 109 cases and an incidence rate of 388 - and Mullingar with a rate of 351, after recording 91 new cases in the last week.

While other local electoral areas remain much lower in comparison, Moate, Birr and Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick all recorded a rise in covid levels in the last seven days.

At the moment, Athlone is the least affected area in the region.

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