New figures show Mayo and the border counties have recorded the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 per head of population.

The CSO figures show that between March last year and April 27 this year, Mayo recorded 180 deaths due to the virus.

The border counties of Louth, Cavan and Monaghan recorded the next highest death rates per head of population.

At the other end of the scale, Sligo had the lowest number of deaths from the virus, with Leitrim and Galway also among the lowest four counties for Covid deaths per 100,000 population.

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