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Figures show over 300 Covid deaths across the region since pandemic began

Sep 16, 2021 17:09 By Shannonside News
Figures show over 300 Covid deaths across the region since pandemic began Figures show over 300 Covid deaths across the region since pandemic began
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A further 1,413 people have tested positive for Covid-19 today.

Over 5,000 have died from the virus since the pandemic hit Ireland in March 2020.

Monaghan has the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths nationwide.

Of the 5,179 Covid-19 related deaths reported by the Department of Health since last March, 102, or less than 2 per cent have been in County Monaghan.

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However, latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows the mortality rate per 100,000 population in the county is the highest in Ireland at 166.16.

Mayo is second at 160.91, and Louth third with a rate of 156.73.

Cavan has the fourth highest rate at 148.34. There have been 113 Covid related deaths in the county.

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The national average is 108.76.

Elsewhere in the region, 53 Covid deaths were reported in Roscommon, giving it a mortality rate of 82.11 per 100,000 population.

At the other end of the table, Leitrim has the third lowest mortality rate behind Kerry and Sligo.

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There have been 49.93 deaths there per 100,000 population, and the fewest deaths in the country at 16.

Longford is just above that, with a rate of 58.72.

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