05/08/2021

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Latest distribution of Covid cases in Limerick is confirmed

Infection rate of Covid-19 three times the national rate in one part of Limerick

The highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in Limerick is in the Limerick City North LEA

NEW figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the Limerick City North LEA is now more than three times the overall national rate.

The figures, which relate to the 14 days up to July 12, also show the number of cases in the Cappamore/Kilmallock Municipal District has doubled in a week.

A total of 376 new cases were reported across Limerick over the two weeks - compared to 311 between June 22 and July 5. 

As of Monday, the incidence rate in Limerick City North (509.9 per 100,000 population) was the highest in Limerick and the third highest in the country. 

According to the figures, the lowest incidence rate in Limerick was in the Adare/Rathkeale Municipal District where 20 new cases of the disease were reported.

The overall national rate is 150.8 (per 100,000 population).

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Latest case numbers for Limerick (June 29 - July 12)

Limerick City North

509.9 (177 new cases)

Limerick City East

229.2 (81 new cases)

Limerick City West

120.4 (42 new cases)

Cappamore/Kilmallock

97.6 (34 new cases)

Newcastle West

80.2 (22 new cases)

Adare/Rathkeale

72.2 (20 new cases)

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