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28 Jan 2022

Donegal's Covid-19 infection rate continues to fall

Donegal’s incidence is one of the lowest in the country and is well below the national average

Almost 18,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal since start of pandemic

Donegal's Covid-19 incidence has dropped by almost 7% over a week

The Covid-19 infection rate in Donegal has continued to fall in recent days, the latest figures show.
Donegal’s incidence has remained one of the lowest in the country and is well below the national average.
Figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show the rate of cases per 100,000 people over 14 days has dropped by almost 7% over a week.
The incidence in the county has dropped to 974.6 cases per 100,000 people over 14 days on December 19 from 1,045.3 a week earlier. The number of cases over the previous 14 days has dropped from 1,664 to 1,552 over the same period.

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The national average incidence on December 19 was 1,350.7, a rise from 1,338.6 a week earlier.
However, the seven-day average in Donegal has increased from 481.2 to 495. The five-day moving average of cases has risen from 113 to 120.

Only five counties have rates below Donegal on the seven-day average. The highest rate in the county is in Dublin at 1,686.1.

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