MORE than 360 deaths associated with Covid-19 have been recorded in the Mid-West since the start of the pandemic a year ago, new figures have revealed.
There were 10,502 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick, 4,597 in Clare, and 2,326 in North Tipperary on February 28 last.
In total, 17,425 cases recorded in the Mid-West between March 4, 2020 and February 28, 2021. The majority of these cases were recorded in 2021—8,903 in January, and 1,613 in February.
As of February 28, there have been 364 confirmed and possible deaths associated with the virus in the Mid-West region, with an age range of 42 to 105 years.
While the 14-day incidence of the virus in the Banner has fallen from 322% on February 10 to 77% this week, the HSE has appealed to people to continue their work suppressing the virus while the vaccination programme is rolled out.
According to figures produced by the National Disease Surveillance Centre, there were 533 cases recorded in Limerick, 167 in Clare and 306 in Tipperary from February 16 to March 1.
The 14-day incidence of the virus in Limerick is the fourth highest in the country at 273%, compared to Tipperary, which is the 13th highest on 191% and Clare is the 18th highest on 140%.