Two good results for Limerick this Sunday as Covid incidence rate falls

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Levels of COVID-19 continue to remain low in Co Clare while nationally 7 new deaths and 243 cases are known.

Seven additional hospitalisations of individuals with Covid-19 have been made in the last 24 hours.

Nisra said: "The 69 Covid-19 deaths occurring in hospital this week represents the largest weekly number in this setting since the start of the pandemic in March 2020".

335 newly reported cases have also been confirmed today.

There has now been a total of 2,050 coronavirus-related deaths in the State.

A public health expert says the Government needs to rethink its strategy of lockdowns in the fight against Covid-19.

In Donegal, the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 219.9.

Delhi Police allows entry to farmers, gives permission for agitation in Burari
The agitating farmers also used a tractor to remove a truck placed as a barricade to stop them from entering Delhi. Farmers' bodies said they will hold a dharna wherever they are stopped from moving towards the national capital.

The data is said to have been a factor in the Cabinet's decision not to allow wet pubs reopen this Christmas.

It comes after it emerged that mass vaccinations in Northern Ireland could begin in just two weeks time.

On Saturday evening, the Department of Health have announced 243 new cases of the virus across the country.

The fortnightly infection rate in the Republic per hundred thousand has continued to fall after slipping under 100 yesterday.

64 in Dublin, 23 in Limerick, 20 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 14 in Louth, 14 in Meath, and the remaining 53 cases in 18 counties.

Neighbouring Letterkenny is also high with a rate of 305.5.

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