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Monaghan has highest rate of Covid-19 deaths since pandemic began

Sep 16, 2021 17:09 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan has highest rate of Covid-19 deaths since pandemic began Monaghan has highest rate of Covid-19 deaths since pandemic began
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Cavan has the fourth highest rate.

Monaghan has the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland.

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

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.

At the other end of the table, Kerry has the lowest rate at 40.62 deaths per 100,000 population.

Leitrim recorded the fewest number of deaths since the pandemic began with 16.

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