Ireland has the world's highest Covid-19 rate. How did it go so wrong?
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The seasonality of the virus, the presence of the more transmissible UK variant and households mixing over Christmas all contributed to the surge, according to a government spokesperson from the office of Prime Minister Micheál Martin.
Cork, Ireland (CNN) When Ireland came out of a strict six-week lockdown in December it had one of the lowest levels of Covid-19 cases in Europe. Since then, the situation has dramatically unraveled.

The country recorded the highest infection rate in the world last week, according to Our World in Data, an online scientific publication based at the University of…
Eoin McSweeney, CNN
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