Covid-19 in Ireland: Latest county-by-county data

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A sign in the window of a health shop in Dublin city centre. Photo: Brian Lawess/PA
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Tomas Doherty

The National Public Health Emergency Team met on Thursday to assess the effect of a full week of Level 5 restrictions.

There are now 318 people with Covid-19 in hospitals in the Republic, down from 327 on Wednesday and 355 on Tuesday.

Some 40 patients are being treated in intensive care units.

The positivity rate among people tested for Covid-19 is now at 5.6 per cent. The World Health Organisation recommends the  rate should remain below 5 per cent for at least two weeks before public health measures are relaxed.

More than 106,000 tests have been carried out in the State over the past seven days.

Counties Cavan and Meath continue to have the highest infection rates in the Republic.

In Cavan, the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 811.3, down from 962.2 on Tuesday. In Meath, it now stands at 597.8 and in Westmeath at 452.9. The next highest counties are Sligo at 425.7 and Galway at 370.8.

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Northern Ireland

Derry City and Strabane council district remains the worst hit area in the North with an incidence rate of 1,141.3 cases per 100,000 people over the last 14 days.

The northwest saw a surge of cases in recent weeks, and at one stage it had the highest infection rate in Ireland and the UK.

The BBC has reported a 49 per cent drop in Covid-19 cases in the area in the past week.

The next highest rate is in Belfast, with 984.9 cases per 100,000.

Hospitals in Northern Ireland have reached 103 per cent occupancy.

Dublin

The latest data shows the 14-day infection rate in Dublin is at 256.9 cases per 100,000 people, lower than 18 other counties.

Within the city itself, infection rates vary. Dublin North West, an area that covers Smithfield, Phibsborough, Finglas and Blanchardstown, has the highest rate currently – 382.8 cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks.

Dublin South, which covers Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire, Stillorgan and Shankill, has a rate of 127.1 cases per 100,000.

The national 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people in the State is now 299, dropping below 300 for the first time in over a week.

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