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26/09/2021

Covid case numbers rise in two areas of Limerick which remain above national rate

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 Newcastle West Municipal District

AT least 100 cases of Covid-19 were reported in each of Limerick's Local Electoral Areas in the two weeks up to September 6, new figures have revealed.

According to data, published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 increased in two of Limerick's six LEAs between August 24 and last Monday.

Increases were recorded in the Limerick City West LEA and in the Adare/Rathkeale Municipal District while case numbers fell in all other areas of Limerick.

The Newcastle West Municipal District and the Limerick City West LEA are the only areas of Limerick which had an incidence rate above the national rate (450.9 per 100,000 population) over the two weeks.

A total of 848 cases were reported in Limerick between August 24 and And September 6 - an increase of more than 50 from the 795 cases which were reported during the preceeding fortnight.

According to the latest figures, the lowest incidence rate of Covid-19 in Limerick, during the most recent period, was in the Cappamore/Kilmallock Municipal District where 117 new cases of the disease were reported.

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Latest 14-day incidence rate and case numbers for Limerick (August 24 - September 6)

Newcastle West

598.2 (164 new cases)

Limerick City West

510.1 (178 new cases)

Limerick City North

426.3 (148 new cases)

Limerick City East

393.3 (139 new cases)

Adare/Rathkeale

368.1 (102 new cases)

Cappamore/Kilmallock

336 (117 new cases)

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