118 Covid-19 deaths recorded in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

At least 118 of deaths from Covid-19 have taken place in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

A breakdown of data from the CSO shows the median age of deaths in the three counties is 85. The CSO has examined data related to Covid-19 up until Friday, May 15th.

It shows 118 of the deaths took place in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, or six per cent of the national total.

However, the data shows a slowing in the number of new cases locally, as well as a slowing in the number of Covid-19 related deaths.

No deaths were recorded in the three Ulster counties over the past two weeks.

26 people died in the week ending April 10th, with a steady decline since.

The CSO figures also show 334 people have died in Leinster, excluding Dublin, with 60 deaths recorded in Connacht – the lowest figure in the country.

Cavan continues to be the county with the highest incidence rate of Covid-19, with 1,055 cases recorded per 100,000 of population.