Covid-19 incidence rate in Ireland higher than Sweden’s for first time

Ireland recorded 30.6 cases of the virus per 100,000 population over the last 14 days

This rate is up to 12 times higher than Ireland’s lowest incidence, recorded in late June, but marks a slight improvement on the previous day after weeks of steady increase. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This rate is up to 12 times higher than Ireland’s lowest incidence, recorded in late June, but marks a slight improvement on the previous day after weeks of steady increase. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is higher than it is in Sweden for the first time in the pandemic, new figures show.

Ireland recorded 30.6 cases of the virus per 100,000 population over the last 14 days, according to an update today from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC).

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