Westmeath, Louth, and Carlow have the highest incidence rates of Covid-19 in the country.
The country's 14-day incidence rate of Covid now stands at 1,266 cases per 100,000 people, while a month ago it was at 544, according to the latest report from the Health Protection Surveillence Centre.
🆕Westmeath has the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid in the country, at 1,792 cases per 100,000 people. The national rate is 1,266. pic.twitter.com/cXcziINMXQ
— Eoghan Murphy (@eoghanymurphy) November 23, 2021
Westmeath has the highest rate in Ireland, at 1,792.
That's followed by Louth, at 1,757, while Carlow is 1,709.
Every single county in Ireland now has a rate of over 1,000 per 100,000 people - meaning one in every 100 people has tested positive in the space of two weeks.
Wicklow has the lowest rate, at 1,004 - and Wexford's rate is 1,022.
🦠 638 Covid-positive patients in hospital today - drop of 47 from yesterday.
🔴 Largest number of discharges in 24 hours since February 10th.
📈 3.9% higher than last Tuesday. 22% higher than a fortnight ago.
🩺 126 in ICU (latest).
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) November 23, 2021
Today, in hospitals there are 638 Covid patients - after a drop of 47 in the space of 24 hours.
But the figure remains 24 higher than a week ago.
The Mater Hospital in Dublin has 77 Covid patients - the highest in the country.
The latest figures show 126 Covid patients are in intensive care across Ireland.