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Milford in Co Donegal remains the area with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland, with an incidence of the virus five times the national average.

The 14-day incidence rate for the electoral area in north Donegal hit 683 cases per 100,000 residents last week, up slightly from 675 cases per 100,000 the previous week, figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) released last night reveal.

The area reported 94 positive cases in the two weeks leading up to May 3, prompting the State to set up a walk-in testing centre for the area’s 13,771 population.

Gardaí in the county have also set up a hotline for the public to anonymously report parties and gatherings that breach Covid regulations.

The number of people testing positive for the virus nationally increased slightly from 122 cases per 100,000 to 134 cases per 100,000 since last week.

Meanwhile, Nenagh in Co Tipperary has the second-highest infection rate in the country with 594 cases per 100,000, up from 449 cases per 100,000 the previous week.

Letterkenny in Co Donegal has retained its ranking as the third most infected electoral area with 547 cases per 100,000, down slightly from 594 cases per 100,000 the previous week.

The Newbridge electoral area in Co Kildare has the fourth highest incidence rate, at 485 cases per 100,000, up from 391 the previous week.

Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart in Dublin is also high at 354 cases per 100,000, followed by 346 cases per 100,000 in the Kildare electoral area, 336 cases per 100,000 in Newport, Co Tipperary, and 334 cases per 100,000 in Edenderry, Co Offaly.

Elsewhere, 17 electoral areas reported fewer than five confirmed cases, with an incidence rate of zero in various communities in counties Wexford, Kerry, Cork and Mayo.

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