Donegal Covid incidence rate over twice the national average

The chief medical officer insists there's no room for complacency, despite Ireland having the lowest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU.

The country reached that level after 270 new cases were reported yesterday, along with five deaths. However, there were 38 new cases in Donegal, and the 14 day incidence rate in the county remains the highest in the state at just over 212 per 100,000 people, compared to the national figure of just under 85.

Dr Tony Holohan says it's important to keep up the progress we've achieved in recent weeks.

NPHET will meet this morning to discuss the spread of the virus, and plans to vaccinate the population in the new year.

Tony O'Brien, the former director-general of the HSE, says the national drop in incidence rate is significant............