Liberties Covid-19 figures on the rise

The 14 day incidence rate for cases of Covid-19 in Dublin’s south inner-city electoral areas are both significantly higher than the national average.  

Credit: HPSC

The 14-day incidence rate for the South East Inner City ward is 170 per 100,000 people with the South West Inner-City at 189 per 100,000. Both are higher than the national average which now stands at 107. 

This is according to data released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, which tracks COVID-19 case data by local electoral editor.

The data covers positive cases recorded between the 15th and  28th of September and is based on the place of residence given to healthcare workers when booking a Covid-19 test. 

The two local electoral areas, which have a combined population of just over 42,000 people have, like many communities across the country, seen a sharp increase in cases in the previous month. 

This increase in cases comes despite increased restrictions placed upon Dublin in recent weeks. With the introduction of level-3 restrictions, and the continued closure of ‘wet’ pubs, who were preparing to re-open for the first time since April, many local businesses were forced to close or operate at a reduced capacity in-line with health guidelines. 

You can view the HPSC’s COVID-19 dashboard here for a breakdown of cases numbers across the country.