LATEST: More new cases of Coronavirus Covid-19 in Laois this Thursday

Thursday, May 21

Conor Ganly & Lynda Kiernan

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Conor Ganly & Lynda Kiernan

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Coronavirus cases in Laois

There are still new cases of Covid-19 being found in Laois as latest reports show this Thursday evening, May 21.

Another two new cases have tested positive, in figures from The Department of Health for the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The county breakdown relates to the most recent figures confirmed on Tuesday, May 19.

A total of 256 people have now tested positive in Laois since the end of February according to the latest county by county breakdown. 

Laois has 1.1% of cases nationally to date.

The spread of the virus continues to still rise slowly in the midlands and neighbouring counties.

In Offaly, there are four new cases reported up to 472. 

Kildare has a total of 1,381 cases up by two from the previous day.

Tipperary has a total of 529 cases, up from 528.

Kilkenny has held steady at 307 since yesterday's report.

Carlow's total is 150 up from 149 cases.

Westmeath has accumulated 658 up by two. Longford has 280, up by one.

Dublin has 11,765 up from 11,733 cases. 

Up to date national figures for Wednesday, May 20 show that another 12 more people have died in Ireland after contracting the virus.

The newly confirmed fatalities bring to 1,583 the number of deaths related to Covid-19 in the Republic.

A further 76 people were confirmed as having caught the virus. A total of 24,391 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Ireland since the first confirmed infection on February 29.

Read more on the national figures today here 

Restrictions began to lift on Monday, May 18 with Phase I of the lockdown roadmap starting.

People are still being told to stay at home unless going out for the following reasons:

- To go to work is if your workplace is open and you can't work from home.

- To shop for items that you need.

- To exercise within 5km of your home.

- For medical reasons including the care of others.

- To meet with friends and family within 5km, in groups of no more than four (while social distancing).

Garden centres, hardware stores re-opened as well as mechanics and opticians. Construction workers could also go back to work.

Golf and tennis are the first sports to be allowed re-commence but people can only play if they are within 5km of their home. Only members will be allowed to participate.