Latest Covid-19 figures for Limerick revealed as incidence rate falls

Cheryl Sanders
February 17, 2021

While COVID-19 cases have been trending downwards, the last four days have shown an uptick in transmission, particularly in the Fraser Health region.

Note: Today's 25 new presumptive positive cases are in addition to the 21 announced yesterday. The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

It comes after new figures showed Coronavirus case rates have fallen across almost 95% of local authorities in the UK.

Nphet said 31 of these deaths occurred in February while two happened in January.

There are 7,136 people across the province who are under active monitoring because of close contact with known cases of COVID-19.

As of midnight, the HPSC has been notified of 744 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Of today's new cases, 373 are male and 366 are female.

The highest rate was in Mid Ulster, which was down from 301.6 in the week to February 3 to 234.3 in the seven days to February 10, with 348 new cases.

The remaining 261 cases are spread across all other counties including the 19 new in Limerick, plus 20 in Cork, 17 in Tipperary, 15 in Clare and less than five in Co Kerry.

There are now 477 Covid-19 inpatients in Northern Ireland's hospitals, with 59 patients in an intensive care unit. There has been 51 additional hospitalisations across the last day.

NPHET have confirmed that 268,551 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland as of Saturday. Of these, 176,926 people have received their first dose, with a further 91,625 people reaching their second dose.

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