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07 Dec 2021

Covid incidence rate increases in four areas of Limerick

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

MORE than 900 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Limerick in the two weeks between September 28 and October 11, new figures have revealed.

According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the 905 new cases was the highest for any fortnight since the middle of August.

During the most recent reporting period, up to Monday, the incidence rate increased in four of Limerick's six Local Electoral Areas while it declined in the other two (Cappamore-Kilmallock and Limerick City North).

The highest number of cases (193) was recorded in the Newcastle West Municipal District which also continues to have the highest rate in Limerick at 704 (per 100,000 population).

A total of 905 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Limerick between September 28 and last Monday - compared to the 787 which were reported in the preceeding fortnight.

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Latest 14-day incidence rate and case numbers for Limerick (September 28 - October 11)

Newcastle West

704 (193 new cases)

Limerick City East

517.8 (183 new cases)

Adare/Rathkeale

487.2 (135 new cases)

Cappamore/Kilmallock

445.1 (155 new cases)

Limerick City North

388.9 (135 new cases)

Limerick City West

298 (104 new cases)

*Overall national rate is 394.2

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