THE number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in Limerick over the last four days has topped the 100 mark.
Data released this teatime from Public Health Mid-West reveal that a total of 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded in Limerick yesterday.
It follows the news or 13 cases on Friday, 32 on Saturday and 25 on Saturday, bringing the combined number to 10.
On top of this, the incidence rate in Limerick rose for the first time in four weeks to 160 cases per 100,000 people.
Elsewhere in the region, there were six new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Clare and fewer than five in North Tipperary.
Nationally, the Department of Health has reported 397 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 16 people in intensive care, and 54 in hospital generally.
This is a cause for concern and we will be monitoring it closely in the days and weeks ahead.— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) July 6, 2021
Full vaccination is needed to protect against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
It described this as being a "cause for concern", and urged people to take their vaccine once it's offered.
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