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Donegal and Waterford have the highest Covid-19 rates in Ireland

Donegal and Waterford currently have the highest rates of Covid-19 in the country.

Donegal has a 14-day incidence rate of 250 cases per 100,000, while Waterford has an incidence rate of 204 cases per 100,000.

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Buncrana in Donegal has a 14-day incidence rate of 608.1 cases per 100,000, while Dungarvan in Waterford has a 14-day incidence rate of 600.1 per 100,000.

The national incidence rate is currently 107 cases per 100,000.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan has said that Ireland is entering a fourth wave of Covid-19 due to the Delta variant.

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Leo Varadkar said that although the nation is entering a fourth wave, it is currently unclear how long the wave will last.

As a result of the vaccination programme, hospitalisations and deaths throughout the wave should be significantly lower than previous waves.

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