LATEST: Six new cases of Covid-19 in Laois

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LATEST: Six new cases of Covid-19 in Laois

After a week of stability, six new cases of Covid-19 have been notified in Laois this weekend, the National Pubic Health Emergency Team (NPHET) rorted this Saturday evening.

NPHET also confirmed that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has today been informed that 5 people with COVID-19 have died in Ireland.

There has been a total of 1,802 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 25 September, the HPSC has been notified of 248 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 34,560 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 132 are men / 115 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • 36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case 
  • 36 cases have been identified as community transmission 
  • 104 in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, and the remaining 22 cases are in 11 other counties.

The latest published county by county figures are two days behind the daily statement.

The county by county breakdown is revealed two days after the daily figures are published. The figures Laois and neighbouring counties for Thursday, September 27 is as follows:

Laois 436 - no change. 

Offaly 704 - no change. 

Kildare 2,529 - up 11. 

Carlow 281 - up 2.

Kilkenny 446 - no change. 

Tipperary 769 - up 6. 

Dublin 16,294 - up 152. 

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.