Two good results for Limerick this Sunday as Covid incidence rate falls

Two good results for Limerick this Sunday as Covid incidence rate falls

Thirteen new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the county by the Department of Health.

On this basis, deaths of care home residents account for 42% of all Covid-19-related deaths; however, no assumptions can be made in relation to where or when the deceased contracted the disease.

A new local electoral area report has also revealed which areas have the highest 14-day incidence rates.

The death toll from the virus has risen to 2,050, while the overall number of infections 71,942.

64 in Dublin, 23 in Limerick, 20 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 14 in Louth, 14 in Meath, and the remaining 53 cases in 18 counties.

299 people have tested positive for Covid-19 here and two more patients have died.

There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The national rate is 93.7.

There has now been a total of 2,050 coronavirus-related deaths in the State.

Kildare's 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 62.9.

Today's new case number is the lowest since September 21st.

From Tuesday, 1 December, retailers, hairdressers, gyms, libraries, galleries, cinemas, tennis courts and golf courses will reopen and religious services will be allowed to resume, but theatres are to remain closed.

Two households will be allowed to visit a third from Friday, 18 December, and intercountry travel will be permitted for the Christmas period from the same date until 6 January.

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