The highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in Limerick is in Limerick City East
THE incidence rate of Covid-19 in the Limerick City East Local Electoral Area has increased by more than a third over the last month, new figures have revealed.
According to data published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, there were 191 new cases of the disease in Limerick City East in the fourteen days between September 7 and September 20 - the highest for any LEA in Limerick.
As of Monday, the incidence rate (per 100,000 population) in Limerick City East was 540.4 - up from 393.3 on September 6. The rate is also significantly above the overall national rate of 389.8.
During the most recent reporting period, increases in the incidence rate were also recorded in Limerick City North and in the Cappamore/Kilmallock Municipal District.
In addition to Limerick City East, the incidence rate in the Newcastle West and Adare/Rathkeale municipal districts are also currently above the overall national rate.
A total of 767 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Limerick between September 7 and September 20 - significantly down on the 848 cases which were reported during the preceeding fortnight.
Latest 14-day incidence rate and case numbers for Limerick (September 7 - September 20)
Limerick City East
540.4 (191 new cases)
415.8 (114 new cases)
415 (115 new cases)
Limerick City North
365.8 (127 new cases)
Limerick City West
358.2 (125 new cases)
272.8 (95 new cases)
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