Tullamore LEA Has Highest Rate Of Covid-19 In The Country

It's one of three areas that has a 14-day incidence rate three times the national average.

Tullamore Local Electoral Area has the highest covid-19 incidence rate in the country.

It's one of three areas that's three time the national average.

Tullamore's rate is 484 cases per 100,000 people, closely followed by Dublin's north inner city and Longford LEA.

The data covers the two-week period that ended on Monday, when the country's rate was 148. 

11 LEAs had less than five cases during the 14 days, including two in Co Leitrim.

Sligo-Leitrim TD Marian Harkin says the government should consider regional restrictions in the coming weeks:

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