Latest Covid-19 figures show Laois progress continues as more deaths reported

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Latest Covid-19 figures show Laois  holding stable as more deaths reported

Laois has had less than five Covid-19 cases, according to the latest figures published today by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

NPHET does not publish the actual number of daily cases in a county in its daily statement if there have been five or less than five cases for confidentiality reasons.

NPHET says that there have been 71 Laois cases over the past two weeks meaning the incidence of the disease in Laois has fallen to 83.8 per 100,000. The national incidence has fallen to 113.1 per 100k.

Detailed figures are published a day later by NPHET. They show that just three new cases was recorded on Wednesday in Laois meaning the total confirmed total since February is now 940.

NPHET also announced that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of eight additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,018 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 19th November, the HPSC has been notified of 330 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 69,802 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

171 are men / 155 are women
64% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 37 years old

On the county by county front there were 99 in Dublin, 28 in Cork, 26 in Louth, 25 in Meath, 21 in Donegal.

The remaining 131 cases are spread across 20 other counties. 

As of 2pm today 283 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.