Donegal now has almost TWICE the national average incidence rate for Covid.
Within the past 14 days, there have been 677 new cases of Covid reported in Donegal.
The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is now 220.1 nationally.
And Donegal has the highest rate of infection with 425.3 cases per 100,000 people.
This is followed by Monaghan (384.5), Louth (342.2) and Limerick (341.7).
Counties with the lowest rates are Leitrim (78), Offaly (84.7), Longford (88.1) and Tipperary (93.4).
Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has warned that there is likely to be a sharp rise in figures for Covid in the coming days.
It follows a reluctance for people to attend testing centres on both Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day.Tags: