Fine Gael TD for Limerick Kieran O'Donnell has said he has been in touch with the Taoiseach's office and with Health Minister Stephan Donnelly to correct what he says are the inconsistencies about the Covid-19 incidence figures in Limerick, and in particular in Limerick city.
Deputy O'Donnell says that all the indications are that the figures in Limerick over the past 2 weeks are going down.
He said the most up to date data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows the figures over the past 14 days shows that the rate in Limerick per 100,000 has dropped from 69.3, at one stage second only to Dublin, to 35.9.
Deputy O'Donnell said Limerick city in particular has been name-checked as an area that may face further restrictions. He said the Taoiseach said today that Limerick, along with Waterford, Cork, and Galway urban areas in particular are areas of concern as figures are rising in these areas.
He said "the figures in Limerick are on the decline, and I have this evening asked the Taoiseach's office to address this inconsistency.
"The rate of Covid infection in Limerick, but particularly in Limerick city areas, is coming down.
"Active infection testing, contact tracing, along with a behaviour change by people in the city after a warning from Dr. Ronan Glynn about rising cases, I believe has resulted in citizens of Limerick getting the virus spread under control, and these figures need to be acknowledged by the Taoiseach’s office."