LATEST: Daily surge of new Laois Covid-19 cases revised up to 32

Lynda Kiernan & Conor Ganly


Lynda Kiernan & Conor Ganly


LATEST: No new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Laois this Sunday

Coronavirus cases in Laois

Official figures show that Laois had 32 cases of Covid-19 on Friday an increase of four on the original figure published by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

A day after Laois was announced that there were 28 new cases of Covid-19 cases - Read that report here - Department of Health figures published on Sunday, October 4 reveal that the total was 32.

The adjustment upwards is contained in the county-by-county breakdown which is published two days after NEPHT delivers its daily briefing scroll down to see more.

Laois had the fifth highest increase of cases in Ireland, behind Dublin, Donegal, Kildare and Cork on Friday. The county does not feature in NEPHT's daily statement on Sunday, which relates to new cases up to midnight Saturday. However, that does not mean there were no new cases as NPHET only highlights counties with high figures in its daily statements.

The latest figures show no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today, compared to 10 yesterday most of which occurred before September.

There has now been a total of 1,810 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Saturday, October 3, the HPSC has been notified of 364 more confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 38,032 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

·         195 are men / 168 are women

·         74% are under 45 years of age

·         27% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

·         42 cases have been identified as community transmission

·         100 cases are in Dublin, 55 in Cork, 31 in Donegal, 24 in Limerick, 23 in Galway,17 in Clare, 14 in Sligo, 13 in Roscommon, 10 in Kerry, 8 in Tipperary, 8 in Wicklow, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Cavan, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Meath, with the remaining 27 cases in 9 counties.

The latest county total figures for Laois and neighbouring counties refer to Friday evening, October 2. Laois and all of its neighbouring counties experienced increases.

Laois 493 - up 32 from the previous day. 

Offaly 748 - up 9. 

Kildare 2,657 - up 43. 

Carlow 299 - up 7.

Kilkenny 477 - up 7. 

Tipperary 815 - up 9. 

Dublin 17,720. - up 224.

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

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. The revised figure for Laois is contained in the Covid-19 section of the Government's website.