The 14-day incidence of Covid-19 in the Belmullet area stands at nearly five times the national average
The Belmullet local electoral area in Co Mayo continues to have the highest rate of Covid-19 in the country.
In the fortnight to last Monday, one in every 18 people, or just over 5.5% of the population, contracted the virus.
A total of 700 cases were confirmed among the 12,600 people living in the area, which takes in Belmullet, Achill and a chunk of rural west Mayo.
A number of large gatherings in the days before and after Christmas are thought to have significantly increased the spread of the virus….
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