Coronavirus cases in Laois and neighbouring counties
The incidence of Covid-19 Laois has steadied again and there have been very few new cases of coronavirus in neighbouring counties according to the latest official figures.
Laois is also one of a number of neighbouring counties to have recorded new cases in the latest county by county-by-county breakdown of the pandemic across Ireland.
Figures for Saturday, July 25 show the Laois total stands at 268. The county by county data is published two days behind national figures. Probable and possible cases are included in the figures.
Two people remain critically ill with Covid-19 at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise ICU. One is a confirmed case while the second is suspected of having the virus. Two other suspected cases were recorded as being treated in the Laois hospital on Sunday night. It is not always possible to confirm Covid-19. Not every confirmed case requires hospital admission.
There were a small rises in neighbouring counties.
Kildare has had 1,535, up by one case.
Offaly stands at 487 - no change.
Tipperary has 544 cases - no change.
Kilkenny is at 356 cases - no change.
Carlow is at 179 cases - no change.
Westmeath has accumulated 677 cases - no change.
Longford remains at 288 - no change.
The total for Dublin is now at 12,459 - up nine.
Up to date, national figures show there have been no new deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre data now shows an official death toll of 1,764 deaths in Ireland recorded since the first official death in March.
A further 11 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed as of midnight, July 26 bringing the total number of official cases of Covid-19 infections in Ireland to 25,892 cases since the first confirmed infection on February 29.