LATEST: Laois has 11 new cases of Covid-19 as new restrictions recommended nationwide

Lynda Kiernan

Reporter:

Lynda Kiernan

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Coronavirus cases in Laois

Laois has 11 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, among the 442 announced this Thursday evening October 1.

It is the highest jump of cases in the county in some time. See total county figures at bottom of story.

Four further deaths of people with Covid-19 have been announced this evening, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed.

There has now been a total of 1,806 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

·         225 are men / 217 are women

·         67% are under 45 years of age

·         54% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

·         69 cases have been identified as community transmission

·         170 cases are in Dublin, 47 in Cork, 28 in Donegal, 23 in Meath, 21 in Galway, 20 in Monaghan, 14 in Clare, 12 in Roscommon, 11 in Laois, 11 in Longford, 10 in Cavan, 10 in Limerick, 10 in Tipperary, 9 in Kildare, 8 in Wicklow, 5 in Louth and 5 in Wexford with the remaining 28 cases in 9 counties.

Six per household

Meanwhile further restrictions on household visits in Laois and across the country could come info effect before the weekend.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended to Government that no more than six visitors from one household should be allowed to visit private homes or gardens.

Read their statement here. 

If the latest recommendation from NPHET is accepted by government, the new guidelines could come into effect on Friday.

The latest county total figures for Laois and neighbouring counties refer to Tuesday evening, September 29:

Laois 453 - up 6 from the previous day. 

Offaly 726 - up 5. 

Kildare 2,585 - up 18. 

Carlow 286 - up 1.

Kilkenny 459 - no change. 

Tipperary 788 - up 2. 

Dublin 17,149 - up 189. 

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