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Ireland has highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU

Sep 10, 2021 07:09 By News Northern Sound
Ireland has highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU Ireland has highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU
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That's in spite of falling case numbers.

Ireland has the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU, despite falling case numbers.

Analysis from the ECDC puts our 14-day incidence rate at 434 cases per 100,000 people.

Yesterday, 1,292 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed - a fall of 253 on the previous day.

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331 patients are in hospital with the virus, down four from the day before, 54 of whom are in ICU.

The vaccination programme is approaching its 7 millionth dose, with 90 percent of adults expected to be fully vaccination today.

Christine Loscher, Professor of Immunology at DCU says high vaccination rates are helping to protect the general population:

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